Nick Neels

Nick Neels

Affiliate Professor

Department of Marketing |Daniels 480 | Download Photo

Biography at a Glance

Nick Neels is the Head of Local Search at Location3 Media, a nationally recognized full-service digital agency, where he leads local digital strategies for multi-unit and franchise Fortune 500 brands across North America. Neels specializes in executing enterprise business solutions including local listing management, local SEO, and local PPC, for brands ranging from 50 to over 15,000 locations. Over the years, Neels has served as a direct liaison to Google for their digital marketing products, has been a yearly contributor to Moz’s Local Search Ranking Factors and the Local Search Association blog.


  • MS Marketing, University of Denver, Daniels College of Business
  • BS Advertising, Minnesota State University of Moorhead (MSUM)
  • BA Graphic Design, Minnesota State University of Moorhead (MSUM)

Courses Taught at Daniels

  • Search Engine Marketing


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