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Welcome to Target Market Insights. A podcast to help real estate investors navigate neighborhoods through the lens of local experts. In each episode, we speak to local specialists to learn about their market, useful tips, and the latest trends and developments. This show is designed to help you with the insights you need to win your target market.

May 21, 2021

Today’s guest is John Vuong. He is a seasoned sales professional and internet marketer with an exceptional track record helping companies grow their clientele and profit. Through 15 years of experience working with CEOs, business owners, and marketing leaders at some of Canada’s most successful corporations, John developed a deep understanding of local marketing dynamics and he has created his own company Local SEO Search, in 2013.


Let’s listen to John to learn more about earning your way to be a thought leader with SEO.


[00:01 – 08:35] Opening Segment 

  • John shares his career journey to the point that he built his own company.
  • What is SEO, and how it impacts business owners.
  • How the map component of google works.


[08:36 – 15:25] Earn Your Way to Be The Thought Leader by SEO 

  • Be in the mindset of the users.
  • Earn your way to be the thought leader
  • The sense of business impact in organic SEO.
  • Local SEO works with any business.
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[16:26 – 30:49] Keyword Research

  • The importance of keyword research.
  • It’s all about knowing what your customers want and delivering it.
  • Seo tool kits
  • Paid vs. organic strategy 
  • The range of your search scope.
  • Starting small, building authority on the local scale, and getting momentum.
  • The questions to ask your potential customers.
  • What kind of investment it takes to see some results
  • How to connect with John.
    • See links below.
  • Website and full-service SEO


[30:50 – 39:15] The Bull’s eye round

  • Apparent Failure:
    • He was not hiring correctly.
  • Digital Resource:
    • Search engine land
    • Search engine journal
    • Rock-star community
  • Most Recommended Book:
  • Daily Habit:
    • Wake up early and read for an hour.
  • Current Curiosity:
    • Community building.
  • Wish I Knew When I Was Starting:
    • Not putting everything on yourself, and give some of the responsibility to your team.
  • Best Place to Grab a Bite in Toronto.
    • Mom and Pop Pho shop in Richmond Hill.
  • How to connect with John.
    • See links below
  • Final words from me

Tweetable Quotes:

Understanding the type of client you want to attract and the kind of content pieces to produce.” –  John Vuong.


You always have to see competitively, know what you want to position yourself as and become known as.” –  John Vuong.


Just like real estate investing, owning your biggest asset in business is owning your website, so that it brings in a lot of visibility and a lot of organic traffic.” –  John Vuong.


You can connect with John on Linkedin; you can also visit his website at


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