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How do you rank high for local seo when you don't have a local business?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by manmusic, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. manmusic

    manmusic Regular Member

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    Let's say you have a website you want to rank high for NYC Plumber. You don't have a local NYC plumbing business. Your goal is to get on page one, then offer a handful of local NYC plumbers ad space on your site. What is the quickest way to rank on top and stay there? Any and all help is greatly appreciated!
     
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    There is no 'quick' way. How long it will take will depend on how well you optimize your site and GP listing, and also the competition.

    One 'black hat' way of creating a GP listing is to rent a local (NYC) mailing address, and use that for the business address.
     
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    There's no such affect weather you have actual business or not . It depends on how hard you are working on your site related to linkbuilding and backlinkingetc .
     
  4. manmusic

    manmusic Regular Member

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    i like the renting way? What is the easiest and most effective way to accomplish this?
     
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    You'll need an address as near to the centre of the target town as you can get, you need a local number for preference and list it with the provider and on as many local business directories as you can. The idea is to make you look like a proper business. Ensure that the business name and address you use on the website is in html and use it exactly the same on all directories, if you can register the domain name there then so much the better. This should give you a google places after a few weeks, if not make some voice on local forums Facebook twitter and anything to do with your niche constantly referencing the company name and keywords including town name. A couple of 1 minute videos made in animo to and heavily optimised on ytube will rank and help with credibility. The most crucial bit is ensuring the registration of the phone number at the address.
     
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    jonzoolander Newbie

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    I read that you can actually find a UPS store and rent out a mailbox there for a cheap and that you can use it as a Suite address.

    As far as getting a local phone number...I dunno.


    However, this only works for businesses that usually get calls and not people dropping by since there is a good chance of people dropping by and seeing that its a UPS store and giving you poor feedback on the local listings.
     
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    The content of the website will be the most important point for it.

    Having a mailing adress there with a P.O box can also help you for Google Adress ranking.
     
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    Good God, these responses are hard to believe. It is really bad when a question like this gets better blackhat responses on the warrior forum.

    Some of you guys don't need to be responding to any SEO questions.

    Try gaming the local reviews - use Fiverr or MT.

    It has very little to do with content for local SEO.

    DV