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Learn Secrets of Google Local

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by moussant, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. moussant

    moussant Newbie

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    I need to learn the real skinny on how to get top positions in Google's Local Business listings (Google Maps). I am fairly proficient in getting first page listings in the organic listings but don't have a clue about what techniques are employed with the Local/Maps listings as many don't even have websites:confused:

    I am expecting to pay for this consulting/information

    Thanks,
    Moussant
     
  2. Eglobalmoguls

    Eglobalmoguls Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    im interested also in what anyone has as far as blackhat for local stuff.. Willing to pay if its advance... Really advance..
     
  3. bubbles

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    Would like to see info on this too.
     
  4. Orangecat

    Orangecat Registered Member

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    It's based on the location you put in when you submit your listing.

    Seriously, it's not hard to get ranked right up there in number one for a certain city+phrase. Ponder it for a moment, and it'll come to you.

    I'm totally open to taking money for this advice, but I would almost feel bad about it since it's so damn simple.
     
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  5. moussant

    moussant Newbie

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    Thanks Orangecat but I just can't believe it's that simple as some of those city+phrase have 1000's of competition and only 10 make it to page one.

    I don't mind paying for good solid consulting but free is acceptable- lol

    All I know is that there are many catagoties in large cities that have 1000's of companies listed and like normal SEO, only the first 10 really count and are ever seen

    I have spent many hours reviewing many catagories and can not determine any pattern of what it takes to be in that first 10 for a page one listing

    Some have reviews - some don't, some have webpages - some don't, some have 3rd party sources(superpages, yelp etc)-some don't

    There must be some optimization factors that I'm not seeing and I'm not trying to answer my own question but will share the most definitive information that I have found:

    http://www.davidmihm.com/local-searc...-factors.shtml
     
  6. Orangecat

    Orangecat Registered Member

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    Your link didn't work. Did you check the addresses for those listings?

    I bet the ones on top are listed as close to the central part of the city as possible.
     
  7. moussant

    moussant Newbie

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    Sorry - it cut off the link - I'll try again with http://www.davidmihm.com/local-search-ranking-factors.shtml

    Yes, closeness to Center of city is "a" factor but apparently not one of the more important
     
  8. Orangecat

    Orangecat Registered Member

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    It's always seemed like the most important to me. Just had a friend add her site to the local search and she listed her address as Main St. Wherever Town. Smack in the center of the city.

    Whenever someone is searching her keyword, and Wherever Town, she's in the top position.

    Contrast that to my own listing, for the same phrase and town, but I listed my actual address, and I rank fourth down. Because I'm further away from the center of town than the other three people who are listed above me.

    It took about three weeks for everything to settle, but they've been like this now for a while. I assume if someone else comes along and somehow manages to get closer than Main St. they will grab the top position.

    Are there other factors? Probably, but this one seemed to have the most effect. At least from what I've seen. This is of course assuming you're in the correct category and all that.
     
  9. Eglobalmoguls

    Eglobalmoguls Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I ride social sites and classifieds for geo keyword targeted SEO local positioning. By stuffing the titles with local keywords and the content. I can kill it local seo onsite in all search engines as its easy as shit. But im looking for more in depth stuff. Anyone know how to trick maps or rank high #1 on google maps?
    Say for a landscaping company in orlando Florida. Hot do you trick the maps? And insider stuff to this?

    Is there anyway to manipulate the map systems by google?
     
  10. moussant

    moussant Newbie

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    yeqh Eglobalmoguls, that will work and pretty easy for local organic results but I am like you and wanting to know the "tricks" for getting top 10 on those maps listings
     
  11. Eglobalmoguls

    Eglobalmoguls Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Any takes or shares on this... I will pay someone to tell me hot to manipulate local maps on google searches?

    Also is this a buy traffic factor or how to they categorize a,b,c,d,e,f etc on google local maps.
     
  12. NikoInc

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    i'm waiting on that book too.
     
  13. simplyrahul

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    Would be really interested if someone can share some more information on this.
     
  14. phpfiend

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    Hopefully this site will help...

    Code:
    http://www.davidmihm.com/local-search-ranking-factors.shtml
     
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  15. sossai

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    Hi Moussant how do I get first page listing on organic listings?

    Thanks

    Edem
     
  16. Bugalugs

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    Wouldn't this post by Wizgizmo cover this?

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/142229-get-its-here-google-maps-cash.html

    Bugs
     
  17. supercito

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    Yes, but only for the sponsored ads that were being tested in USA. The LBC is still available.
     
  18. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    i have about 15 videos regarding how to get not only into the local 10 box but also to make that 10 box a 1 box. I have had no trouble getting into the top 10 box within a couple of hours for my keywords. I am however having trouble with the organic search if you care to swap information please PM me

    or if you have i need an article submitter that works or a proxy list/ proxy harvestor that works
     
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  19. sherone

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    I think reviews from the different IP's on that particular city can boost our ranking
     
  20. cdc515

    cdc515 Power Member

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    these are all correct but there are many many more secrets to a great local listing