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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by elhamonyou, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. elhamonyou

    elhamonyou Newbie

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    I've seen it done a couple times, but I have yet to figure it out. Is it possible to have 1 site rank for 2 cities that are about 50 miles or so apart? I know landing pages help but is there more I can do? Thanks for the help!
     
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    Organically, absolutely. /cityname-state-keyword , /cityname2-state-keyword

    Locally (Google Local), it is a bit trickier, and is not something you would be wise to count on. In smaller communities, that are pretty close together, and where there isn't a lot of competition, it happens all the time. But as the population/competition goes up, where you are located (cityname) is a barrier that even the best campaigns can't get over.

    I would recommend that you have the local landing pages and rank them organically, whilst taking a shot at ranking locally for the same, using your home page likely. If it doesn't work out, your organic ranking in the city you aren't located in, may suffice. Otherwise, you could always get another address and phone for that other city, but there may not be enough biz there to warrant it.

    Good luck!

    -Adam
     
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    You can rank either way. You can build for each location a page and write a landing page, where you will write some important details about that region. You will rank easily if you do some SEO after.
     
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    elhamonyou Newbie

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    Thanks for the information! Ill be sure to look into that!
     
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    I think it's best to keep them separated by page as well. If the cities are smaller and right next to each other you can target them both on one page. You'd want them to be pretty small and non-competitive though. For larger cities, and especially ones that are almost an hour apart - I'd keep them on separate pages.