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GP vs. site rental

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by skgoa, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. skgoa

    skgoa Newbie

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    I have been looking into the "rank site -> rent out to local business" method and I am slightly confused about something: obviously, the top results are going to be Google Places listings. Is it even worth it nowadays to go after e.g. "dentist <city>"? The way I understand it, I can at most get to the middle of the page(i.e. the first web result), untill I get a real business associated with the site.
     
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    ohaider Senior Member

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    With proper SEO one was able to outrank Google Places. After this recent Penguin update, who knows. Go after whatever you think is more profitable to you.
     
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    dbyrn Power Member

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    I've just checked a few searches like this. I got the following results:
    Top 3 - 3 web pages
    Next 7 - google places
    Then 7 web pages.

    So if you could make to the top 3 you're still good. It depends on the query though.

    D.
     
  4. skgoa

    skgoa Newbie

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    Yeah, after I read your post just now I checked other search terms. This actually seems to be the norm. But none of the results (of those searhces) seem optimized in any way, while for the SERP that only had GP at the top, the top GP listing was mildly optimized. So that might be the deciding factor. I guess what I should take away from this is that you just have to be better and Google will put you at the top.