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how long did it take you to get good at local seo?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by marketingwise, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. marketingwise

    marketingwise Junior Member

    Nov 25, 2009
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    Curious. How long did it take you to get really good at local seo?
  2. sterday

    sterday BANNED BANNED Premium Member

    Apr 17, 2009
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    Everyone is curious these days about this one, Well i think it takes some time, It's also a matter of positive review about your site, So that google gives importance to your website. . So i can say how often you are getting positive reviews will help you to get map soon. .

  3. bizwoman

    bizwoman Registered Member

    Mar 7, 2009
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    The answer to that question will vary greatly depending on each person's experience. If you are familiar with SEO strategies and know how to quickly implement them and if you have strong marketing skills that will help you to build a client base are only two factors that will determine how quickly you can become successful.
  4. overl00rd

    overl00rd Junior Member

    Aug 10, 2009
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    Not in your wettest dream...
    1. Build one site with a specific niche
    2. Research your keywords; find low competition with high search demand ones
    3. Compile many #2
    4. Create keyword-optimized pages for each of the keyword you compiled
    5. Build tons of high quality backlinks
    6. Yes, it takes a lot of work. I mean, a lot.
  5. fvcktheworld

    fvcktheworld Regular Member

    Jun 26, 2010
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    Self Made
    LA California
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    I did it pretty quickly. About 2 years ago, I started a small fence building company with my brother. I was doing some IM, and doing ok at it, but wanted a physical business to keep me in shape.

    I added our business to Google Locals and found out that you can rank at the top of Google very quickly with Google Locals.

    Within about three weeks, I had the number 1 spot for our company, just doing a little research and walking my way up the ladder. Then I figured I would offer it as a service to other companies, and I have been doing it ever since.

    The thing that I have learned with any SEO that you are trying to do is this - The answers are already there for you.

    For Google Locals
    1. How is the number 1 position, number 1?
    2. What makes that listing better then number 2?
    3. What is holding the most value? Is it citations, reviews or address?

    I will tell you a few things that I have learned.

    1. Reviews has some weight
    2. Address - Closest to city centers holds a lot of weight.
    3. Local Phone number. Do not use 1-800 number unless you have to.
    4. Citations are easy to get, just look at your competition and follow, then add your own and there you go.
    5. Make your listing as complete as you can. Upload a video and some photos.

    There are a few more tricks, but you can figure those out.

    Hope that helps.
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