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Beating Google Places?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by lukeg28, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. lukeg28

    lukeg28 Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I run a SEO firm here in the UK and so far I only have worked on "normal seo" just general terms and never really tried "local seo terms" like "plumber in london" etc,

    So, Has anyone here got any experience with this, Im more interested in finding out if its possible to outrank google place listing or map listings.

    Kind Regards
     
  2. iclosem

    iclosem Junior Member

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    it IS possible to outrank google place listings but Google tends to favor the place listings over organic search results. The competition would have to be very weak. The best thing to do is try to dominate in google places as well. Get you listing setup and optimized properly.

    I'd suggest this order:
    1- get your citations set up first at the big spots like yelp, superpages, yellowbot, yellowpages,
    2- wait until google crawls your citaitons then setup a listing page with google and make sure you fill EVERYTHING out and stuff it with images and pictures.

    If you site is strong google will eventually merge your listing with your site.
     
  3. lukeg28

    lukeg28 Junior Member

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    Thanks for this advice, also I was wondering if you have a good evooks or info on attaining local clients? Cheers