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Google Places not picking up Citations? Any ideas are appreciated?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by txhepoker, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. txhepoker

    txhepoker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hello BHW brotherhood. I hope you all had a good new year. I am inquiring if anyone else has had a similiar problem with google places.

    I have put input citations from many sources and google is only recognizing the 2 reviews from google users. I already verified the same nap (name address phone) is consitent on all.

    Additionally, would anyone be in the know as to why my site isn't picking up different order of keywords? For example if i am on the first page for the search term denver colorado pharmacy, I won't be for pharmacy denver colorado?

    My citations..

    anywho
    Blogger
    Wordpress
    best of the web
    Yahoo Local
    Praized
    oodle
    Twitter
    alltheweb.com
    Bing
    Decidio
    Facebook
    flickr
    google maps
    Google
    Insider Pages
    kudzu
    localsearch
    manta
    markosweb
    merchantcircle
    Superpages
    switchboard
    topix
    truelocal
    Yellow Pages
    Yelp
    Youtube
    zipcode2business
    yellowpages.aol.com
    infospace
    City Search
    dexknows
    dmoz
    infousa.com
    locald
    technorati
    Yellowbook
    yellowbot
    411.com
    ask
    localeze
    whitepages



    Thank you in advance...

     
  2. nexozeon

    nexozeon Junior Member

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    I am working thru somethign very similar to this right now, i got a TON of citations.. and i can not get google to play right with me...
     
  3. txhepoker

    txhepoker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Please let me know if you get any movement on this. If I hear about anything, I will pass on the love...
     
  4. teeniegenie

    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    You're facing a common problem. The best I can tell you is that it takes 3-4 months (atleast) to see the citations show up. Just keep building sites and citations and they will begin to stick. Sorry I don't have a better answer.
     
  5. txhepoker

    txhepoker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks teenie... Just wait i guess! ;)
     
  6. MagicMike

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    Google seems very slow to show citations... not sure if they are just delaying this deliberately so that we can't see immediate relation to citations and GP position or what.

    I'm testing out something I saw here on the forum (forgot who talked about it), but it is using SB to get additional citations and reviews. It was said that some of his blog comments were showing up as citations and reviews when he included the full nap (name, address, phone) in his blog comment.

    Sounds interesting and have just blasted out comments using this method a few days ago.

    Google right now seems to be in a state of testing still with GP and nothing seems to be consistent.
     
  7. alphius

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    i can confirm the sb works great =)
     
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  8. seobizwiz

    seobizwiz Junior Member

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    I have done thousands of google maps-places. Just when I think I have it firgured out 100%, stuff I put up shows up a different way than I thought it would.
     
  9. reptile

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    ya they've been changing places around tons. i'd love to figure this out too.
     
  10. txhepoker

    txhepoker Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    magicmike, Please let me know how it pans out. My competition only has 1 person who hired a seo genius and I don't know how I am not crushing the competition...
     
  11. usdachoice

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    My experience has been that it takes 2 - 3 months sometimes for competitive kw maps. OP thanks for the list of citation sites! That is a good start for someone. If you have the $15 I would really recommend a universal business listing subscription too. I have been placed on maps in a major us city with only a UBL subscription and only 3 other citations. Beside the lag G has with picking up citations you also need to consider the market you are in and level of competition. Plus I have noticed difficulties getting placement on accounts were I had a conflicting listing. The business owner tried to create a new listing b/c of bad reviews. After this it took months to get the listing to show up. So I would advise like the other above have said be patient for at least 2 or 3 months before you should expect anything.
     
  12. localdominator

    localdominator Newbie

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    You also should consider where your citations/reviews are going. Not all are created equal in weighting in Google's eyes. It isn't about just having more than the competition, but also where. Also, depending on a few things, if you are doing all your review/citations from your same ip this can cause problems for you. You can easily farm that out or script it out with proxies though.
     
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    -Jericho- Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Here's the link I think you're referring to:

    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...-method-google-maps-cash-merry-christmas.html
     
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  14. MakeLemonade

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    I just checked - UBL doesn't have a $15 a month option.
    Code:
    https://www.ubl.org/Compare.aspx?newlisting=true
    What would you recommend?
     
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    faster Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hey bro... How long have you been keeping your work? I think you just need to continue your promoting and wait till 3-4 months. If you make a great backlink then surely you will find your site at the first page within four months.... Good Luck
     
  16. alphius

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    one thing also i want to point on the pictures from google places, dont just upload your pictures from your computer point them from a citation that you oviously want to get imported from ex: merchant circle ,dex
     
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  17. txhepoker

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    Great idea bro. You rock! Thanks a million....
     
  18. nexozeon

    nexozeon Junior Member

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    I have been back building links to my page KW targeted and i am getting my citations indexed, that is the 1st step IMHO.
     
  19. nexozeon

    nexozeon Junior Member

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    I am back building links to my google indexed citations, then kw loading the back link, is helping alot.
     
  20. buzz1212

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    I believe you should aquire most of your citations before you create your GP page.
    This, in my opinion will build a trusted reputation in big G's eyes and will get your
    citations indexed upon approval. You need to stick your NAP everywhere.