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LEARN HOW TO RANK FOR GOOGLE LOCAL LISTINGS- Optimization Guide & Local Ranking Factors

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  1. securelinkbuilding

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    Hey BHW Community!

    Hope you are all doing well! Just dropping a line to share a
    wonderful article by SEOmoz that thoroughly discusses the Top 20 SEO Rankings Factors that determine your ranking positions within Google's Local Places listings.

    This Article is aimed at and extremely usefully for any niche or business that has a brick and mortar location and is looking to achieve more then just Organic or PPC rankings.

    Many Lawyers, Doctors, and other professional service companies leverage local listing since it is both free and positioned high up in the SERP's often even above organic listings!

    *FYI - If you already have solid organic rankings then achieving local rankings is much easier due to the existing domain authority your website will have.

    Thus I always to suggest for everyone to set-up a
    Google Local Places Page first since it is both free and gives you the ability to achieve multiple Page 1 rankings on Google.

    Good luck and rank on! :top:

    ~SDSEOGURU

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    thanks for sharing this great article mate! greatly appreciated.
     
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    Any body considering doing Local SEO
    needs to put these into his plan
     
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    Really useful tips, have bookmarked.
     
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    Bookmarked ! Thanks for remember me again.

    After i read this article. I thinking to work back..
     
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    Cery nice post, been looking for a good guide like this for some time.
     
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  8. LisaHamilton

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    Moz is really nice... I am already reading moz blog to learn SEO... this article was really helpful for me and answer me many of the questions... Thanks
     
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    Nice post, subscribed
     
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    Thats a great post, with lots of information. Really appreciate your effort.
     
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    Appreciate all the thanks guys! I will do my best to update this thread with as much helpful information as I can pertaining to local SEO and the best way to approach as we progress throughout 2014-2015 SEO year!

    Also, if anyone has questions regarding how to acquire citations, which are similair to backlinks except used to rank websites in local SEO then you should definitely check out the following article from Moz on
    How To Find and Build Local SEO Citations
     
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    Thanks you very much for your valuable info.
     
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    That is really good information mate and one thing I want to add that BHW is worth to use so that we can get some valuable information like this. :)
     
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    Sure, my pleasure! And feel free to reach out to me via PM if you have any questions at all or would like more help on optimizing your site for local SEO, I will be more than happy to give a helping hand!
     
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    Hi sdseoguru thanks a lot for this helpfull information .. so currently iam doing local seo for a dubai based company ... but the postal codes here when i check on moz local i cant find anything ... is it only supporting usa only ? if yes is there any other ways to do citations for dubai based brick and mortar businesses ?
     
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    Hey asritad, I just double checked Google Business Places and I did not see Dubai as a available location unfortunately.

    For anyone else whose is interested in seeing if their country supports Google places then feel free to send me a PM! :)


    Cheers,
    SDSEOGURU
     
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    Great post SD much appreciated, I am just getting into the local SEO stuff
    See u in Vegas ha!
     
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    Awesome! Glad to hear that your going to the Vegas convention see you in less then a week! :top:
     
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    Local SEO has always been a challenge for me, glad to have found this guide.
     
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