Ok guys, Ive seen a few posts lately with people asking if its possible to rank above places for local seo.......... Yes its possible and this is how I did it. So a bit about my situation, im targeting the dental niche and where I live there is a very high authority dental website that comes up first no matter what you type about dentist [city] it is always above places and #1, country wide. Now I have been directly below places for about 2 months now desperately trying to get above places but nothing was appearing to work, whether it was link pyramids, edu's or whatever nothing would push me past places and and above the high authority site that was already above places. There was one critical factor that my game plan was missing that I had overlooked. In my head I thought im building links so wtf is going on why cant I get any higher. And you no what the missing link to my problem was...... HIGH PR CONTEXTUAL LINKS I completely disregarded them and was focusing way to much on quantity and not quality. Within 3 days of me obtaining these links my site sky rocketed above places and above the authority site. So theirs a lessons for you guys, while having a high number of links does help you get to the first page its a different ball game trying to obtain that #1 spot, stop putting so much emphasis on quantity and more on quality.