Your GBP Academy headmaster is Chris Andrews.

Chris has been active in the search engine optimization (SEO) industry for more than 20 years.

In June of 2012, Chris was personally invited by Google to join the Google Product Experts program.

As a Google Product Expert, Chris has visited, met with Google staff, and attended conferences at Google headquarters in:

  • Mountain View, CA
  • Palo Alto, CA
  • San Francisco, CA,
  • New York, NY (Chelsea office)
  • Boulder, CO
  • New York (9th Ave office)
  • London, UK
  • Austin, TX

Chris was awarded the Google Product Expert Mentor of the Year Award in 2019 and 2022.

In 2022 Chris was also awarded Diamond Status, the highest status a Google Product Expert can achieve, for “providing users with outstanding help and education.”

On the Google product help forums, Chris has had more than 5000 posts marked as ‘best answer’ or ‘recommended’ by users and fellow Product Experts.

He is currently badged as a Product Expert in Google Business Profiles, Google Publisher Center, and Google News

It's important to understand that I work for you, not for Google. The GBP Academy is not affiliated with Google. I am an independent Google Business Profile consultant. You'll often find me on the Google Business Profile forum where I volunteer and am recognized by Google as a Google Business Profiles Product Expert.