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Above the maps?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zombie affiliate, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. zombie affiliate

    zombie affiliate Registered Member

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    I've been working on a local site for some time. We ranked really well in the pack 7, 2 or 3 spot for main, and 1 for other terms. Now we rank above the maps, but our rankings in the maps have dropped. We have more citations than any other company in our industry. Site is at a pr 5. Any suggestions.
     
  2. Initial Effort

    Initial Effort Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Make sure your region you serve is close to the maps city you are searching. Also you can add some backlinks to your places page. Another tip is to have more recent citations.
     
  3. nundinator

    nundinator Junior Member

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    Work on the number of reviews for your site. The 3 things I focus on for my Local SEO clients:

    1. Optimize Places page with full info ... don't leave anything out. Even include videos.
    2. Citations ... as many as seems natural.
    3. Reviews ... get real customers to post reviews at various social media sites across the Web (Yelp, CitySearch, etc.) ... keep volume at a level that seems natural and make sure IPs seem natural too ...

    Good luck!
     
  4. zombie affiliate

    zombie affiliate Registered Member

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    Places Page is fully optimized, I guess I'll keep everyone posted. I'm just not sure if you can show up above the maps and in the maps. I've even seen organics in the middle of the maps. I'm sure if I figure this out I'll become some places jedi.... Any more suggestions?
     
  5. nundinator

    nundinator Junior Member

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    I have clients that appear in the maps and above the maps. It can be done.

    PM me your business and target keyword and I'll take a look.