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Local Pages Problem

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by jaankaash, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. jaankaash

    jaankaash Newbie

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    Hello
    I want to add states wise pages on my website but i hear that google now considering these type of pages as a doorway pages. Ami i right ?
     
  2. Andrew Scherer

    Andrew Scherer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I know what you're referring to but I'll say that I do this and I haven't seen any negative affects from it. Directories like Angie's List do this all day, I can't see why it would be bad.
     
  3. bobrittany

    bobrittany Regular Member

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    What is the best way to rank a local brick and mortar for multiple city keywords? The way I see it there are 3 options:
    1. Try to rank the home page for all the keywords (this seems tough for sites where you are targeting 10+ cities)
    2. Try to rank a separate page for each city (mywebsite.com/city1). These are considered doorway pages though, with thin/duplicated content. Benefit is they can bum off the domain authority of your main domain.
    3. Try to rank a separate domain for each city. The drawback here is that you can only be listed in Google places for 1 website (your main website/keyword), the others would just be spin-offs with less power, making them harder to rank and stay there.

    Any insight on which method works the best for long term results?
     
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  5. florre

    florre Newbie

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    i'm actually in the process of ranking my first two general local landers [city] + [job]. Do you rent your local landing pages or do you sell leads? how many pages per domain do you build or do you put all the information in a one-pager? actually i have the local landing page with testimonials, general texts, etc., a second site i linked in my footer "history of [job description] and a few citations