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[IMG] Can Someone Explain This SEO Mystery?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by englandrm, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    I'm usually pretty quick to answer my clients for SEO questions, but this one has me stumped.

    I can't figure out the pattern or method to rank it, and hope someone else had a better idea.

    In the Image Below, it goes:

    Google Adwords Ads
    3 Organic Results
    7-Box Place Pages
    7 Pages???? (It looks like a mix of organic and local)

    The question is how do I get a local site to rank there?

    Is it an address in the footer, the WhoIs info, or something completely different?

    http://www.executiveseo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/jeep.jpg


    Thank you. ~englandrm
     
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    CustomerSer Newbie

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    nice info
     
  3. Topher

    Topher Registered Member

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    I'm on the east coast. So i see different results. The locals mixed in the bottom all had addresses in the footer.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  4. boobooboy

    boobooboy Regular Member

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    yes google is doing that lately. I have noticed that with a lot of local searches. They are just trying to make it easier for users so they dont have to enter "jeep dealers in new york" etc.
     
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  5. rippa911

    rippa911 Junior Member

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    You have to register a listing in google places.
    G will send a postcard to confirm the address of your client.
    Then you will get the listing.
     
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  6. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    Hmmmm, could it just be the footer that is causing this? (seems too easy)


    Any thoughts on the WhoIs info?
     
  7. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    Those are for Google Places. This is a local/organic result that is showing up below that. (check the image).

    All my clients that have this problem, have competitors showing up in the organic.

    (The keyword isn't "Jeep" it just shows similar results)
     
  8. rippa911

    rippa911 Junior Member

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    Maybe those are from google places too?
    I dont see how else they can get it.
     
  9. daserpent

    daserpent Power Member

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    To get ranked in the bottom half, You need to be listed in the google places. Not just that, you need to have an amazing set of reviews and stars to support your local listing. You have to make google believe that you are a valuable listing that can also be placed in the bottom half of the results.

    Work on your local listing and you will see your website in the bottom half as well.

    PS - It almost impossible to rank in the top half of the results. So, don't promise your client a top ranking.
     
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  10. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    That's crazy that it's just connected to the GPP's, but I guess since I'm already optimizing those it's for the better.