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Best backlinking method for Local site?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by randybishop, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. randybishop

    randybishop Senior Member

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    What is the best method of whitehat/greyhat backlinking for a local business website?
    For example, is tiered link building advisable?
     
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    america it Newbie

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    please pm me I will help u out
     
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  3. f4ll3rs

    f4ll3rs Newbie

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    try local forum and local maps sites... i've seen somebody ranking very well using this kind of method
     
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  4. clickmethod

    clickmethod Newbie

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    see what sites your competitors are linking to (if above your site) and then try and get a link from those sites - community directories, industry directories or major sites/organizations that your niche is related to - generally these will be ranked higher than you - try and get a listing on their site.

    setup a review site to grab reviews (hopefully positive) on yelp, foursquare etc
     
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  5. randybishop

    randybishop Senior Member

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    What is an example of a "local map site" not familiar with that.
     
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    ddj19852013 Newbie

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    I've had good results by using typical links from blog comments and even a particular fiver gig. But my local results are based on the consumer using the location in the search term. for example las vegas plumber
     
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  7. WebMeUp

    WebMeUp Regular Member

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    To enhance your website local presence, start building links with authoritative local blogs that are relevant to your business niche. Contact blog owners and suggest them writing guest posts; leave reasonable informative comments to other posts and try to build good relations with your niche influences, etc..

    Also, note that today local search heavily depends on a new type of data or link building known as citations. Basically, citations are mentions of your business name and address (and sometimes even a website) even if there is no actual link provided. So, if your business is listed on a local business association site, in a yellow pages directory, etc. it adds up to its authority on a local level.

    In addition, some old-school techniques, such as writing and posting articles on article directory sites, using forum and email signatures can also bring some positive SEO effect.

    Hope you find this info useful.
     
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    xstumpedx Regular Member

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    freelanceronline Junior Member Premium Member

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    best method of local link building is citations and Local map submission to map submission directories and geotagging images. citations is 2nd big factor in local seo.
     
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    Best way to get back links to your site:-

    Article submission through high quality web 2.0 sites.
    Guest posting.
    Bookmarking websites.
    Directory submissions.
     
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    Doing proper offpage process will help you to gain lot of backlinks.
     
  12. tojamie

    tojamie BANNED BANNED

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    The only way is? Local SEO.


    1. On-Site Optimisation

    If you?re just starting to optimise your website for local search the first thing to do is to ensure that your core location is included in the following on-page key elements:


    • Title Tag
    • Meta Descriptions
    • Headings (H1,H2,H3..) ? Not all of them but occasionally
    • On-page ? The site copy as well as on the page itself (e.g. within the footer area)


    Mark up your website for richer listings
    There are a few ways you can mark up your website to make your listings richer and more relevant for users. You can either use popular Schema.org templates and/or Google?s highlighter tool:

    1. Schema.org Templates
    Schema.org have many templates you can use to mark-up different items on your website from local addresses, company logos, products to music albums and more.

    2. Google Webmaster Tools Data Highlighter
    You can also use the data highlighter in Google Webmaster Tools to mark up the item details such as your local address on your site.

    With this point-and-click tool you simply tag/highlight the data with your mouse; hence the name, ?highlighter?. It?s a really simple process as there is no coding involved. The Google Data Highlighter tool can be found under ?Search Appearance? section in your Webmaster Tools dashboard:


    You can choose to highlight the following items on your site:

    • Local Business Addresses
    • Products
    • Restaurants
    • Articles and Events
    • Movies and TV Episodes with Ratings
    • Software Applications
    • You can also mark-up data types such as Flight/Event/Hotel/Restaurant Reservations.


    2. Off- Site Optimisation

    Registration with the top search engines
    The first step you should take when it comes to off-site optimisation is registering and creating fully completed and official local business profiles on major search engines such as Google, Bing and Yahoo.


    Google+ Local is the most essential platform that should be used.
    Yahoo Local and Bing Business Portal are other major search engines.

    Local Directories

    http://www.yell.com
    http://www.city-visitor.com
    http://www.thomsonlocal.com
    http://www.192.com
    http://www.scoot.co.uk
    http://www.local.co.uk

    Local Portals

    http://www.hotfroguk.co.uk
    http://www.freeindex.co.uk
    http://www.smilelocal.com
    http://www.applegate.co.uk
    http://www.citylocal.co.uk
    http://www.thebestof.co.uk
     
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  13. travanx

    travanx Regular Member

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    Great list of useful things. The G highlighter is much easier to use now. I copied how TMZ is doing onsite tags and descriptions. Or pick a top local site and look at the source.

    I tried using schema in my wordpress page templates and it won't stick!
     
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    tojamie BANNED BANNED

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    This only happens when I set my workfolder to the path of my server profile and not on a local machine path. After moving the files to a local folder, everything is fine...
     
  15. seranking

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    I guess guest posts on quality topic-related sites, blog commenting on local sites and quality content on your site will work for you!
     
  16. morzillon

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    Try to get as many links as possible from relevant local related niche-websites :)