I met Will Scott a few years back and he has been a huge local search/business mentor ever since then. He is one of the few individuals who has been able to scale local search service while still providing a high level custom approach to his clients. Also, I have now seen many of the Search Influence team speak at Search Marketing Expo conferences, Getlisted Conferences, and Pubcon and share some of their tactics and studies with other SEO's to better the entire search industry. That shows real class. When we are not taking clients, Search Influence is the first company I recommend.
Will Scott is one of the few people in the entire country that I refer prospective clients to on a regular basis. His ability to maximize budgets of every size is truly remarkable. A true thought leader in the Local/SMB search engine marketing space.
I have worked with Will and Search Influence numerous times over the past few years and have been extremely satisfied with the results. Whenever I don't have capacity I often send clients over to Will without hesitation. He recently helped one of my clients grow organic traffic by about 40% over a few months via content creation and linkbuilding. I'll +1 him whenever Google gets around to adding +1s to Place Pages (which btw I can't believe they haven't done yet).
I have used Search Influence to perform work on behalf of my own clients, and I've been very pleased with the results. Even though they're based in Louisiana, I've contracted for their work over here in Dallas, so they really can do nationwide work even though they are a search marketing agency located in New Orleans. They're honest, easy to work with, and pleasant. I'd trust them to do my internet advertising any time!
I was recommended SI from a trusted friend and it's been the best decision I've ever made. If you're looking for 'run of the mill', you're in the wrong place. If you are looking for someone to tell you the truth and work with you to maximize you SEO and SEM efforts without any shortcuts, these guys are the people to hire. They have high level expertise and are fantastic to work with. I endorse them completely. Feel free to message me if you want to ask me additional questions or for any other reason! Thanks, SI!