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Best links for local seo?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Nauthiz666, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Nauthiz666

    Nauthiz666 Senior Member

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    I do local seo, and after some research I've figured Link directories, quality web 2.0s, book marks, and legibly spun articles sent to directories seem to work. Does anyone have any tips or suggestions to add that my help for local seo rankings? I'm talking about stuff like "Sacramento Plumber" for example.
     
  2. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    I got +1 in SERPS when I set-up a Google Offer.
     
  3. billyblanco

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    u should be using reviews on g places and other major directories and on site seo for the website are two things that come to mind...
     
  4. Techxan

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    The plumber's distributors or suppliers may have a link available from their web site where they list authorized vendors.

    Look for websites that do asset recovery if it applies to your industry for these businesses and see if a link is available. For a plumber I would look for copper and steel recyclers, and local municipal recycling centers. See if they have an online list of dropoff spots people can drop their scrap for recycling. If so try to get listed as a drop off point. Any scrap that comes your way can be sold at a profit.

    Look for municipal and state level community development entities or church community assistance groups. Find a worthy recipient, and have your local businessman provide some service for them to help them out, and send out a press release after it was done successfully.

    If your client is a professional, try to get them booked to discuss their topic on local tv and radio. These organizations will invariably link to the professionals site from the article or video on their site.

    Contact local college newspapers and run an ad for college students who have a blog to mention you site in a humorous but positive way, and offer $50 - $100 to the best blog post. Believe me a free money gets a lot of attention from college students. Have them e-mail you the comment after they have posted, save these, and pick a winner. announce the winner on your blog and link to the winners article about you site.

    Contact your city parks department and see if the have a web site that lists sponsors. If so, pick out a park, and spend $100 for a needed repair or equipment. Ditto for local youth sports groups that have web sites. If they don't have one offer to build them one, put your links (sponsor and builder) in the footer. Contact schools and see if you can do the same for FFA type groups.

    If your local high school or college has a booster club that needs a web site, build it for them and put your link from your customer as sponsor, and your link as builder of the site. Do this for anyone who can host on a .edu or .gov account.

    Check with local utility districts (like municipal water districts) and see if they have a we site. Offer to volunteer to build them one if they qualify for a .gov site (even of they can't t is still a good link) and allow you to have a webmasters blog. All they really need is a hours and services site.

    Contact local charities and see if they have an online list of donors, of so , donate your time or money and get a link.

    Build a local business directory, feature your site prominently on it.

    Donate to your local PBS station, they usually have a page for donors.

    All these free websites you will build will help you find more customers too. Charge your customer for building these sites, it's their SEO.

    Build a whilebox site and use WP duplicator to copy the whitebox WP installation into the new hosting account, then tweak the whitebox for your new customer.
     
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  5. Nauthiz666

    Nauthiz666 Senior Member

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    These are great open ideas. How do you go about contacting websites to add a link? Tried for a few sites, only got one (sent emails). Also, i was planning on creating 2 satellite blog websites, basically keyword1.com, keyword2.com and adding regular short blog posts with a link back to our clients site, plus resources. Would this be a useful idea?
     
  6. Nigel Farage

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    Good luck finding keyword1.com, .org, or .net. You'll be lucky to find keyword1tipsnow.org., etc....

    One SEO competitor has the same last name as a famous athlete. Let's say it's "Duncan". And he has a website called "georgeduncanbasketball.com" (note, and not "timduncanbasketball.com") and it's all about basketball. Basketball this & basketball that. George played basketball last Saturday over here, and then later on he played basketball over there.

    Well-written, grammatically correct, not spun and pure boring bullshit of no entertainment or informative value at all.

    It supplies 80% of the juice to my client's competitors website. More than 80% of the links come from there. Page after page, link after link, all PR3 plus, and coincidentally a lot of the basketball-related keywords are related to the industry. Let's say it's "tenniscourtshoes.com". So all these long and boring articles that have the words "court" and "shoes" as it applies to basketball apparantly get extra special love from Google when they backlink to a website that sells "shoes" you would use on a tennis "court".

    The site is #1 for about 5 of the top kw's. The guy knows what he is doing, but doesn't know he's also training the guy who is going to kick his ass. I check his backlinks and evaluate his onsite SEO more than I do my own client's. I *know* what their's looks like. If I want to improve it, I'm going to have to figure out what the competition is doing, and improve upon it.
     
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