Great Little SEO Tactic

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jstover77, May 10, 2009.

  1. jstover77

    jstover77 Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Feb 27, 2009
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    Doylestown PA
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    Here is an easy way to get yourself first page rank in Google using,, and Craigslist (some sections). This works really well for Local business, but can also apply to long tailed keywords or phrases. For the purpose of this post, I am going to explain how I use this tactic, for local businesses. But you can take this info and also apply it to all kinds of keyword phrases.

    First, you want to do your keyword research and analysis. There are a million good tools out there, but my favorite is Google Keyword tool ( For example, if you own a landscaping business, take the top keyword "landscaping" or "landscape", and plop it in the keyword tool. This will give you other relevant words that relate to your business, and a rough idea of their monthly search volume.

    Create your self a swipe file (word/notepad) with 20-30 top keywords. You can do more or less. This is up to you.

    Second, what you want to do is make a list of all the towns, cities, and counties you do business in. Put them into the same swipe file but separate them.

    Next, you want to start mixing keywords, with towns, cities, and counties. For example:

    Cheap, Affordable, Landscaping Doylestown, PA
    Landscape Design, Landscaping, Mulch Delivery Doylestown, PA
    Lawn Mowing, Landscapes, Waterscaping Doylestown, PA
    Hardscaping, Lawn Mowing, Landscape Design Warrington, PA

    You can make a huge list doing this.

    Now, what you do is use them as titles when you post an ad in, Kijiji, and Craigslist. Google loves classified advertising site, and the ads index very fast!! Sometimes within hours of placing it.

    Here is an example of some ads we ran for my brothers business.


    The key is to cycle the titles every time you post, so that you will index under numerous keyword phrases.

    *Tip- You also want to put a list of keywords within the ad body, at the bottom of the ad.
    *Tip- Put Your URL, Business Name, and or Phone in the title of the ad. Because the ads expire within 30-45 days, once they click on it from the search engine, it will say "ad has been recently deleted". But if you put your URL, or Phone Number in the title, they still have a way to contact you.
    *Tip- If you are using image code place the keyword/s in the alt tag. For example
    <img src="" border="0" alt="doylestown landscaping"></a>

    Because the ads expire after 30-45, you have to keep up with this. Eventually the ad de-indexes, and falls off the page.

    Now, if you want to get a little more advanced, you can take this a step further. Take the titles that you used, and create blogs with them. I like to use, or Doesn't matter, as long as Google likes them. For example:

    Use a generic template each time, just change the title header, and tags on each page. Also include some relevant content corresponding to the keywords in the title of your blog.

    You can then use Backpage, Craigslist, and Kijiji to index these pages. So, make sure you include the URL corresponding to Keyword phrase in the ad. For example:

    Title- Landscaping Doylestown, PA
    Ad Body- We are the best landscaping company in the world. Check out our work at

    Once Google indexes your blogs, they tend to anchor and stay there for much longer than an ad does, but they are both powerful methods.

    *Tip- When you are doing your research, look at your competition. If you see that they are indexing with a certain website, just mimic it. Examples of other sites that tend to index quickly. Forums [​IMG], local type sites, merchant circle, any type of site that you can post on basically.

    For those of you looking for a business idea. This is pretty easy to implement, and you can sell it to local businesses in your area for good money!

    I am sure there are some SEO experts that can ad input to this.

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  2. projext

    projext Regular Member

    Jan 23, 2009
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    Manchester, Uk
    This would work well for local postings..excellent post.

    On it seems that your ads are 1 and 3 and your brothers website is sandwiched in at 2 for doylestown pa landscaping

    Its likely that the ads will fall but your brothers main side should stick. Nice work..
  3. rebellord

    rebellord Registered Member

    Feb 21, 2009
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    I remember when I used craigslist to post adds for my real store, I would get so pissed that those cl adds would outrank my own website! Now of course I know enough to prevent that, but the basic idea works. Post somewhere which keeps adds for 30 days and your golden.
  4. prbkshv

    prbkshv Junior Member

    Apr 24, 2013
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    Online Marketer and Enterpeneur
    I really did not knew that there could be something to help with your local business too. Thanks for sharing and expanding the knowledge store.