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Google local business SEO....HELP

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by renta, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. renta

    renta Junior Member

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    I have a website that I would like to get to the top of google local in a small florida market.

    Can anyone help?

    What are the fastest ways to do this? Is it possible?????

    How much would it cost to pay someone to do this?
     
  2. multimedia

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    Its a relatively easy job to get your listing Higher in search Engines as the google business listings are already Optimized. I suggest you to gain Backlinks from external sites, submit your Listing to sites like Digg, Delicious and ping them all :).
     
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  3. renta

    renta Junior Member

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    Well I am lookin to outsource that work. I know nothing about SEO. I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO LEARN...but i have enough on my plate.

    I had one offer pmd to me, name your price.

    Hopefully its low bc you say it is easy...
     
  4. ladansenoire

    ladansenoire Newbie

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    Google local SEO is shotty at best, but here are a few pointers:

    1. Make sure that your title has the keywords that you are going for ie.
    If the business is Bobs Moving Co. put the tile as Tallahassee Movers- Bobs Moving Co.

    2. Put the address of the business on the site somewhere

    3. Get customers to review the listing! ( this is really important)

    4. Submit the business with the exact title and info to local directories

    a few good ones are hotfrog, merchantcircle, yellowpages, and yelp
    (google seems to pull info from these to back up that your business is legitimate)

    Good luck( PM me if you need more help!)
     
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  5. jstover77

    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It would cost you $299 for me too do it, but really, just do it yourself. The advice above is pretty much dead on, but just watch it, Google has been removing listings that are blatantly keyword spamming the title.

    As far as reviews, you can do them yourself, just be careful with the new FTC laws. Change your IP, and try to make them as legit sounding as possible. Best thing to do though is to get legitimate ones, as mentioned above. One other thing. I try to ad some ok reviews in there to make them more natural. Nothing bad, but, just try to make the customer sound like they are unreasonable.

    To elaborate on the local directories, follow this graph below. You will see the sites that are direct data feeds to G-Local hence making them the most important for citiations.


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  6. renta

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    How long does this process take? How long will the results last? Can you automate the reviews?

    And could I pay half up front half on the backside after seeing the results?
     
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  7. cdc515

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    You can outsource the reviews on freelancer(dot)com

     
  8. eazy333

    eazy333 Newbie

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    Can you please explain to me about the fees? I've been trying to figure this out for a while now. I know the companies that do it use some type of "Feed" how does it work? Where can I find info? Any info would be greatly aprechiated. I'm sure a lot of others will benefit as well.
     
  9. eazy333

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    also how are all the keywords determined? are they setup in the local business center under your add info? ive been able to get my listing on the maps for some keywords and others drop and come back from time to time. When i pay companies who utilize "feeds" they can get me up and keep me there within a couple weeks. I would really like to figure out how it's done.
     
  10. cdc515

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    how would you like some tips PM ME i will give you all you ever need to know about google local listing
     
  11. tenoch24

    tenoch24 Newbie

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    Can you send me some tips for local listings, I am new and can't pm you because I havent posted alot, which I can't because I don't know as much as you guys. Thanks
     
  12. kez1000

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    there are lots of goodies on this subject in the download section ..also there is a offline business sub forum right here on BHW
     
  13. Ferny123

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    man this is the type of information ive been looking for, actually would be great to get a few customers and outsource all this work.. great advise jstove
     
  14. Ferny123

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    Who else can can perform this type of work on this forum?
    Its a good idea if one day i get into this to have contact ready to go... maybe one day i can offer such services... and have them outsourced
     
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    Here is a list of sites that I put my links into. Hope this helps out some. Give me some love if it helps you out. This is the list of sites that I have been using for some time now.

    Acxiom

    Address.com

    Advertise.com

    Advice.com

    Airarena

    Alikelist.com

    Allpages.com

    AOL

    Apple

    Areaconnect

    Ask

    BlackBerry/RIM

    B2Byellowpages.com

    Boorah

    Bing

    Bright Kite

    Center'd

    Citysearch

    Collarity

    Comcast Local

    Contextuads.com

    Daplus.com

    DaPlus.us

    Databanq

    DigitalPressConsortium

    DexKnows

    DirectoryM.com

    Disney

    DreamLocal.com

    Dunn And Bradstreet

    Earthlink.com

    Electronic Directories (Yellow Pages, Inc)

    Elocal

    Fizzlocal

    GenieKnows

    Geodelic

    GetFave.com

    Go2

    Google

    HelloMetro.com

    Herald.com

    HotBot.com

    Hotfrog.com

    Immersfind

    infoUSA Express Update

    Infospace.com

    Innovectra

    InsiderPages

    Intelius

    Intuit

    JustDial

    Kudzu

    LikeMe

    Local.com

    LocalMatters.com

    LocalSearch.com

    LookSmart.com

    Loqal.com

    Lycos.com

    MagicYellow.com

    MapQuest

    MediaPages/Canoe

    Media News Group

    MerchantCircle

    MidwestYP.com

    MojoPages

    Montavo

    MyWebYellow

    One Call Now

    OpenList

    PacketSignal

    PDCPages

    Planet Discovery

    Priceline

    Search Initiatives

    SearchBug.com

    SeccionAmarilla

    Shop.com

    Superpages.com

    Switchboard.com

    TheRedBook.org

    Topix

    TrafficEngine.net

    US City.net

    Verizon.com

    Weblocal.ca

    Where.com

    WhitePages.com

    YellowBot

    YellowOne

    YellowPages.com

    YellowPageCity

    YellowBook

    YellowUSA.com

    Yahoo!

    Yelp

    YP.com

    Zipcodez.com

    Zingy

    411/Directory Assistance

    411info

    AT&T

    Free411

    KGB

    Metro PCS

    Sprint

    Tellme

    US Cellular

    Verizon

    Classifieds

    LiveDeal

    Navigation/GPS
     
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  16. speakeasy1973

    speakeasy1973 Registered Member

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    I would check out the google maps cash free program for this. I have used it with good success locally.
     
  17. endlessstreamofbombs

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    allright first post here..this board rocks so hard...I just scored 3000 backlinks from this one dood..and now I have way to take my Internet marketing firm to the next level we do google maps if anyone knows the latest tips for that please respond...I need help since google is trying to punish my spammy teckniques as of late
     
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    If you are doing google Local listing for a client i wouldn't advise keyword spamming the Company name field in the Google listing. It's against Google Places terms of services and you will eventually get flagged. Friend of mine lost 70 entries in Google Places in one fell swoop.
    Make your profile 100% complete, ad videos and pics to max out that section, put keywords in description and categories, use an email address in your listing that has the domain name of the website you list and you'll be basically fine.
    On the website you list make sure the company name, address, phone all match the Google lisitng and appear on every page. Try to have the keywords in the Google Maps listing on your site as well but that goes without saying.
     
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    There are a few great downloads in the downloads section of this forum that teach exactly these techniques. Do a search for local in those forums and good luck!
     
  20. MaxBrunt

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    How can I optimized Google Maps for different keywords so it will show up for each one?