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can a phone number be seo ranking factor?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Marcink99, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    Iam literly brained fucked by this. My company site ranks for high competition keyword 80k exact. On first page for a service. But it seems that I keep getting traffic only from my state. (I get only 10-30) visitors a day

    I noticed that competitors are using 1800 numbers while I have 773 (Chicago area) I do not have my company address anywhere on the site. Could it be possible that I rank only in Chicago area do to my phone number?

    The more I think about it the more sense it would make google could look at it be like hey he offers a service and has Chicago area number why not just show his ranking there.

    My ranking is legit not google places or personalized google results.
     
  2. Xyz01

    Xyz01 Regular Member Premium Member

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    Read:
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    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/google-becomes-more-local.html
    I see more local business results depending where I am (not counting Google Places).
     
  3. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    I don't think that's it. I did not list my address anywhere. I dont even have google places for the site.

    I did couple press releases with the address though.
    My hosting justhost server is located in Chicago
    I was trying to rank for the keyword for the past year so it's not like Iam ranking for competive keyword out of nowhere.
     
  4. catmanu

    catmanu Junior Member

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    This would be pretty fun to test out. Someone did a competition for keywords with different services, I should do one for phone vs no phone let's try!