Level Up Your Local SEO with BrightLocal

Immerse yourself in the world of BrightLocal in this free, comprehensive course that covers everything you need to know to succeed at using our tools.
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Why take this free course?

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Learn how to optimize and understand a GMB profile

 Discover exactly where and how a business is ranking

Uncover optimization opportunities

 Find out  how to build a 5-star reputation

5 Modules

21 Videos

5 quizzes



Who is this course for?

Agency professionals and business owners who are new to local marketing and BrightLocal or those simply looking to get more out of our tools. 
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Course contents

Including step-by-step instructions on how to use features and the ability to practice in your own account in real-time, this free course will set you up for success and instill you with confidence wherever you are on your BrightLocal journey. 
  • Get BrightLocal Certified

    Put what you've learnt to the test with our free exam. Those who pass with flying colours will receive a certificate that can be added to your LinkedIn profile, Facebook account or C.V.
As someone who is new to the SEO world and BrightLocal, I found the BrightLocal Academy to be extremely informative as well as user friendly. The series of videos allows you to follow along in your profile to ensure you are proficient in all of the amazing features BrightLocal has to offer as well as testing your skills as you go along. I'd highly recommend BrightLocal Academy to anyone looking to utilize their program to the fullest potential.

Samantha Hartwell
Search Engine Optimization Specialist at The Marketing Group USA
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Meet the course leader


Kristian Bannister

Kristian is BrightLocal's Director of Product and Marketing and host of the BrightLocal podcast, Adventures in Local Marketing. Kristian uses his wealth of experience and knowledge to guide and support the Product and Marketing team and help BrightLocal achieve its mission of helping marketers become brilliant at local SEO.