It’s great to see Google Places and Local SEO getting so much attention at all the search marketing conferences. Here is some of the best live coverage I’ve read from SMX West 20111 and Pubcon 2011. Reading these posts is a great way to pick up some local marketing nuggets of wisdom and hear different perspectives from the pros.

Up Close With Google Place Pages

Up Close With Yelp

SMX West 2011: Up Close with Google Place Pages

SMX West 2011: Local Search Tactics Session

SMX West 2011: Location Services: The New Local Search?

SMX Live: Google Places

State of Local Search – Pubcon South

PubCon South Summary – Day Two “State of Local Search” 1/2 way down.

I’m sure I’ve missed some, so if I missed yours or you see other good local blog posts from either show over the the next few days, please add in the comments below.