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Best Keyword Strategy for Local SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by zee007, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. zee007

    zee007 Senior Member

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    So whats the best strategy for Local SEO keyword research? With Google providing local search results blended with nationwide results, the whole local SEO is becoming a little trickier. And to top it all off, geo targeted keywords bring back low search volume :(

    Some input would be great.
     
  2. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    My suggestion is to target only the biggest keywords. Long tail and local don't mix. If you're in a medium sized city, you'll expect to get a lot of volume, but the searches aren't there. Go for the main keyword.
     
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    zee007 Senior Member

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    So you're saying I should just target keywords like "plumbing services" versus "plumbing services city" if there is no search volume for the geo targeted keyword?
     
  4. BHopkins

    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Not at all. I'm saying to target 'plumbing city' not 'plumbing services city' or 'best plumber city' or 'best plumbing services city'.

    In my experience with local sites, only the main keyword has search volume.
     
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