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Google places question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by fad3r, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. fad3r

    fad3r Power Member

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    Hi,
    Has anyone ever seen a legit site above a google places page? Ok as I was writing this I found one. If you google lawyer maryland you will find a site > places pages > sites.

    Can anyone explain to me if it is known what factors google uses to choose to put a site above the places?

    Thanks
     
  2. Pricelance

    Pricelance Newbie

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    I was literally just thinking the same thing. Hopefully someone has an answer out there
     
  3. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

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    This is quite an old change in local search results. this has been happening since february and I wonder people have started noticing it now. It seems that there were some experimental changes in Google search results.
     
  4. Peppery

    Peppery Newbie

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    Google changed everything recently so Google Places is now done through Google+. Such a pain to revitalise their failing social network...
     
  5. MatthewMagicMan

    MatthewMagicMan BANNED BANNED

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    Just good ole' SEO.

    The best thing to do is use a different URL for your places listing, i.e. subdomain or subpage so you get 2 rankings on Page 1.
     
  6. reinie

    reinie Elite Member

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    Seen it a few times when places pages aren't very popular and the regular site has some decent SEO. Not to hard to do. but happens mostly in areas that arent highly populated
     
  7. futurestic06

    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    No Idea about Google Place dude :(Sorry :(
     
  8. 0scan0

    0scan0 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have a few websites ranking over the local search results. It's just a thing about authority, I also thinks Google favour my webiste as I have Adsense on it an the other are just regular legit website without Adsense.