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[ask] google local search

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by xiaobud, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. xiaobud

    xiaobud Junior Member

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    Any tips to rank for google local search ?
     
  2. ziplack

    ziplack Senior Member

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    local keywords are way easy
    so normal seo
    first layer unique content
    second layer low obl backlinks with pr 9++
    third layer high pr backlinks 9++
    it works !
     
  3. SpookSEO

    SpookSEO Senior Member

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    Is the type of business you want to rank showing Google+ Places listings in the results, or is it a straight normal results page? This will affect the strategy you adopt.
     
  4. tokonju

    tokonju Newbie

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    Thanks, i was interested in that one too...
     
  5. rperrone08

    rperrone08 BANNED BANNED

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    I think you need to put your local to contents it look like keywords. Google will filter it and deceive your local ranks
     
  6. regme

    regme Newbie

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    you can use microdata for organisation, to show your location. Also ad targeting in webmaster tools. Put links from local sites and blogs. Blogs easy to find and sort by pr/alexa using local language or just looking them in alexa top.
     
  7. xiaobud

    xiaobud Junior Member

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    sometime i made an article in english and combine it with local keywords. but i cant rank that high.

    how can i find these "second layer low obl backlinks with pr 9++""
     
  8. thetraveller

    thetraveller Senior Member

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    Many in your position are recommending having the site on local hosting (hosting company in that country), this may improve site browsing speed, and rankings, if google is counting at where the site is hosted.
     
  9. Magicbeanz

    Magicbeanz Newbie

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    As a great first step, you should check out David Mihm's local ranking factors. Just google it. At the bottom of his post you'll find a sort of checklist. If you take the time to learn that, you'll be way ahead of the game.

    In sum, you've got:

    1- strong website with schema, reviews, good on-page seo and a landing page for ech location
    2- social accounts done, active and full of info
    3- structured citations - yellowpages, yelp, etc
    4- unstructured citations - youtube, dailymotion, etc.
    5- quality link profile

    Hope that helps
     
  10. regme

    regme Newbie

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    Monitoring Google bots on local site, they all comes with USA IP located in california. Trace rout is rather long. So for google loading page have some delay with geo location. My ranks is high, haven't tested local site that hosts in USA, but think if you want googlebot have faster access to your page use servers in California =)
     
  11. knightdalejb

    knightdalejb Newbie

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    does the microdata help with SEO or just sites that scrape for it?