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Can adding your local town name in the url result in higher local searches?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Virtualz, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Virtualz

    Virtualz Junior Member Premium Member

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    I wanted to know if you are trying to rank for a keyword and then you made a site with the keyword in it you are trying to rank for as well as adding the town name like Nashville after the keyword would this site rank higher when someone in that town searches for my keyword? Example like if someone goes to google in Nashville types in just "homemade quilts" would my site named homemade-quilts-Nashville.com come up for them? Also what tool is recommended for these specific searches for local based would traffic travis work?
     
  2. JonnyBorneo

    JonnyBorneo Regular Member

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    I'm pretty sure it doesn't. I read some google article about local searches a while back.

    You can prove this yourself by searching 'car rental' while logged into google, you don't see any 'nearby' links there do you? Just an example.
     
  3. Virtualz

    Virtualz Junior Member Premium Member

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    I guess I will just do it and find out
     
  4. SyZygy

    SyZygy Senior Member

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    If I got it right, let's say someone is from New York and want's Viagra, if he types in Viagra you think that Google will list the site which is connected to his term + his current location (www.viagranewyork.com) and not www.viagra.com ?

    If that's the case, then no, per my information it will not work.
     
  5. Virtualz

    Virtualz Junior Member Premium Member

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    ok appreciate it but when you type in mechanic it provides the local mechanics
     
  6. SyZygy

    SyZygy Senior Member

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    Do you mean Google places? That's not what you meant in the first post mate.

    Anyhow, just my opinion, maybe I'm wrong, try it out yourself and get back with the results ;)
     
  7. HG-Emp

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    local seo is only good for LOCAL seo, so, blackhatworld, russia won't be able to see something like... viagra, unless they are looking in the good ole' town of blackhatworld, russia. (not an actual town yet(Never know HaRRo lol));
    Local SEO is only for local searches.
    :)
     
  8. Nookie Monster

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    To be honest I haven't really experimented with this. However according to the way Google customizes the individuals search results I think this might be a factor.

    Try going to Google and search for Pizza Hut and see what listings come up for you. If it doesn't list the stores in your area I'll buy you a pizza. :)
     
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  9. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    Putting the Geo keyword will bring you more customers because many people searchng for services in their city search for it including the business name.

    Since "Houston auto repair" is more of a buying word than "auto repair", when people search for this they are specifically looking for auto repair in Houston, so you attract a much more targeted visitor.

    If you use "BMW auto repair Houston" you get an even more targeted visitor than the more general "Houston auto repair".

    With the more targeted keyword you get less traffic, but this traffic is much more likely to spend money.

    Generally the more search terms in the keyword phrase used to search (a so called "long tail"), the more likely the user will spend money.
     
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  10. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    i agree, its easier to make money on long tail keyword phrases...

    the challenge is to find enough long tail keyword phrases to make it worth your while and it is possible...

     
  11. Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage BANNED BANNED

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    I think the answer to your question is "No", based on how you asked it. If someone in Nashville searches for "homemade quilts", they are going to get non-localized results, and a site that happens to have the word "Nashville" in the URL isn't going to get any special treatment.
     
  12. mrpickles

    mrpickles Registered Member

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    No urls do not matter one bit for ranking on Google