About

 
Nyagoslav Zhekov - Local Search Specialist

Nyagoslav Zhekov is a 25-old Bulgarian, fresh graduate from the University of Economics – Varna. His interest in marketing, and online marketing in particular, has been growing throughout his higher education. Thus, it comes as no surprise that search engine optimization soon became his passion. He started using his knowledge professionally during a 3-month internship in the Osaka-based company Label Bank, during 2010. Upon return to his homeland he did not waste any time and became an SEO in a company specializing in Google Places and local SEO. However, he soon realized that his abilities and genuine interest in the field were an excellent incentive to co-found his own company, OptiLocal. Apart from work, Nyagoslav loves spending time with his girlfriend Jenny, travelling with her, or playing (European) football with his teammates from Absolut AFC (Varna).

Nyagoslav is a guest author for SearchEnginePeople.com. His articles have been published on blogs such as Blumenthals.com and Expand2Web.com. He has been cited on SearchEngineLand.com, DavidMihm.com, LocalSEOGuide.com, SearchEngineRoundtable.com, and many others.

Nyagoslav’s biggest achievement in his professional career up to now was his speaking invitation for SMX West 2012. He presented on the internal clustering system of Google Places as part of the session “Solving Problems and Seeing Success in Google Places”.

Nyagoslav frequently answers questions on the Google and Your Business Forum (where he is a Top Contributor) and Quora.

You can contact him using:

  • Phone: (+1) 347-535-4535 (USA)
  • E-mail: nyagoslav.zhekov@gmail.com
  • Skype: Nyagoslav.Zhekov

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Mentions:

2012, September 2: August ’12: Best Search/Marketing Posts (smallbusinesssem.com)

2012, August 12: 10 Questions from Distilled SearchLove (davidmihm.com)

2012, July: Can Google Plus Local Be Made Better For Small Businesses? (smallbusinessonlinecoach.com)

2012, June 29: Doctor Duplicate Listings Challenge with Google+ Local (smallbusinessonlinecoach.com)

2012, June 11: Local Search Ranking Factors (The Article) (davidmihm.com)

2012, June 11: Local Search Ranking Factors (The Survey) (davidmihm.com)

2012, May 31: May ’12: Best Search/Marketing Posts (smallbusinesssem.com)

2012, April 4: In-depth with Local SEO (Presentation by Rand Fishkin)

2012, March 30: The Face of Google Places (localvisibilitysystem.com)

2012, March 19: Google Places Help Forums Permanent Archive (davidmihm.com)

2012, February 27: Interview with Local Marketing Experts Jake Puhl & Adam Zilko (seobook.com)

2012, February 24: How To Get A Direct Link To Your Google Places Review Page (expand2web.com)

2012, February 18: Interview with Nyagoslav Zhekov ahead of SMX West 2012 in San Jose (bizzteams.com)

2012, February 8: Google Places Updates Quality Guidelines on the Use of PO Boxes (blumenthals.com)

2012, February 2: Interview With Google Places Help Forum Top Contributors: Blumenthal And Zhekov (solaswebdesign.com)

2012, January 24: Catalog of Current Bugs in Google Places and the Google Places Dashboard (blumenthals.com)

2012, January 23: Best Google Places Troubleshooting Posts (2011 – Early 2012) (localvisibilitysystem.com)

2012, January 19: Big List of Local SEO’s To Follow On Google+ Some Thoughts (niftymarketing.com)

2012, January 16: Loci 2011- Nyagoslav Zhekov (blumenthals.com)

2012, January 13: Loci 2011 – Darren Shaw (blumenthals.com)

2011, November 2: Google Places Redesign – From Red to Grey Pins We Go! (smallbusinessonlinecoach.com)

2011, October 31: New Look for Places Results On Google.com (searchengineland.com)

2011, October 30: Is Grey the New Red for Google Places? (blumenthals.com)

2011, October 29: New Google Places Layouts w/ Gray Map Pins: Face-lift or Botox Shot? (localvisibilitysystem.com)

2011, October 29: Whole Lotta Changes Goin On – New Google Places Layout, Dashboard and More (catalystemarketing.com)

2011, October 12: Google Places Scavenger Hunt: Find Me a Blended Review(localvisibilitysystem.com)

2011, October 10: Google Places Quality Guidelines Update -Ongoing Classes at a Different Location are Ineligible (blumenthals.com)

2011, October 1: September ’11: Best Search/Marketing Posts (smallbusinesssem.com)

2011, September 23: Google Places – Flakiness and New Display (blumenthals.com)

2011, August 23: Why Local SEO Does Not End with Google Places (expand2web.com)

2011, August 5: Places By Design – What does the new Places page say about Google’s intentions? (blumenthals.com)

2011, July 22: Articles from Around the Web on the New Places Layout (blumenthals.com)

2011, July 22: No, Local SEO Isn’t Dead … But It Is a Wee Bit Harder (smallbusinesssem.com)

2011, June 20: More Thoughts on Local Search Ranking Factors (localseoguide.com)

2011, June 15: Google Maps Returns My Maps As My Places (blumenthals.com)

2011, May 26: Google Places BIG New FEATURED Reviews – How To – Part 2 (catalystemarketing.com)

2011, February 7: List Of Top Local SEO Blogs For 2011 (ramitnarang.com)

2011, February 1: The Ultimate List of Local SEO’ers (smallbusinessonlinecoach.com)