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Google Places Citations Tip

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Jacquita, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Jacquita

    Jacquita Junior Member

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    While I was checking out another forum I ran across a very interesting post. A guy was asking a question about how Google Places counts the citations. It seems he ran across a site the was listed #1 on Places and had 29 citations. It seems that 28 of the 29 citations came from Blogspot. I checked it out for myself and sure enough it is true.

    And to top it off, the blogspot was owned by the same company and all of the 28 came from this blog. All they did was place their address and link to money site in the upper left part of sidebar. It was a small site, imagine if you had thousands of pages like that?
     
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  2. IndiePendie

    IndiePendie Newbie

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    Thanks, I never thought of that.
     
  3. wiseinvest

    wiseinvest Newbie

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    fantastic! Thanks for the tip. I guess, it won't be long til SEO Specialists will spam the crap out of google places. I surely hope not.
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  4. Jacquita

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    Do a search for Atlanta Urgent Care, and you'll see the top site called nuac.net
     
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    Those aren't citations. Those are reviews on that site. Why would Google recognize a blog as a review? That is bizarre. There is one citation from the blog as well. Interesting find.
     
  6. angelas111

    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    noticed how the 7 boxes and 3 boxes have disappeared now from normal search engine results?
     
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    That is very odd. That's gotta be some kind of glitch in google maps. They shouldn't be counted as reviews.
     
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    they take different things into consideration. its never just one thing that google looks at... they look at reviews on blogs as well.
     
  9. Jacquita

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    I'm thinking that Google may count any place that the full address of the business (matching the Google places listing) as a citation. Maybe a citation isn't even a citation but more of a "mention". Then again, isn't a listing in a business directory no more than a "mention" of the business address?

    Any thoughts?
     
  10. theimfactory

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    theres another post that talks about citations, check it out
     
  11. powforlife

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    The pages must be relevant to the industry but this does work, you can even do a small text spin with replacing keywords. and put the address citation on it. I have been doing this for about a year and have had great results.
     
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    Care to post the link?
     
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