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Any SEO tips for Google Local?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sikandar, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    Google can drive a lot of traffic if your business listing appears in the top local business listings search results. Any SEO tips how to achieve the top rankings in Google Local? Thanks for your comments.
     
  2. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Creating reviews and extra user content for your business listing will help increase your rankings a great deal. If you're going to fake reviews, I'd advise not doing them all at once and switching IPs between every review.
     
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  3. sikandar

    sikandar Senior Member

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    Thanks oldenstylehats for your tip. I understand about review and I will follow the precautions you advised. I do not understand what you mean by 'extra user content'. Would you please enlighten me?
     
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    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    No problem. Look here for more information on extra user content:
    Code:
    hxxp://local.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=68480
     
  5. chriswatt

    chriswatt Newbie

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    IMHO - here are some tips you could try out...

    1. Make sure that your place name is prominent in your heading tags.
    2. Make sure that your place name is mentioned in on-page text blocks.
    3. Get one or two inbound links from other sites that include the place name.
    4. Include pictures of local scenery, landmarks, etc. so your alt tags will have relevant matches.

    Good luck!