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Method Google Local

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by geezer466, May 15, 2012.

  1. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    I have good ranking for a wide range of my keywords for my bricks and mortar site. My google places now pops up for some kw but where it does my generic listing does not. This is annoying as most of my placement is above the fold.

    Last couple of weeks I have been doing a little experimentation and will share my findings.

    I built a very similar (but not exact) site to my own on an aged and placed it at a EMD (2 years +) I owned my generic is not on a EMD but the places (the EMD) is on a .eu site (this was the only one I could get).

    I changed the url on my places page to point to here. Bingo two or so days later I was getting two mentions on page 1 with my generic above the fold and the places in position 3 or 4. (I optimised the places listing as per the excellent advice and materials gleaned from around here!!)

    Then I thought my generic converts better and I want the traffic from my places to go there.

    I have placed a simple redirection script to achieve this, but think when g next crawls it it will notice the redirect compare the two urls and strike one from the serp. Anyone have any experience of this.

    Have also considered using the robots.txt file to stop G crawling the site, but am worried that if they cannot crawl it then cannot verify it is still there and will drop it anyway?
    Am I on to something here
     
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  2. giantwheel

    giantwheel Newbie

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    Its not at all working in my case, bad deal.. Sorry
     
  3. hammersnut

    hammersnut Newbie

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    So are you saying that your site was in the g00gle 7pack and also in the organic listing on page 1? If so then G has merged these listings together and now just showing the places listing. This has also happened to my site.
     
  4. bradders

    bradders Newbie

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    Have you tried pointing videos and articles etc to places page with keywords as link? I was having a brain storm the other day and thinking about the use of rich snippets on other pages that didnt just include NAP, first think that obviously comes to mind is H tags but would be interesting if anyone has any info on this?
     
  5. reinie

    reinie Elite Member

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    Send me a PM. I can assist you
     
  6. gullsinn

    gullsinn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not to worry about this, you can submit your website in GOOGLE Webmaster tool.
     
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    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    Didn't work for me actually. So I will suggest not to do this.
     
  8. glovek77

    glovek77 Power Member

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    Good post, but the method is a little outdated now. Solid landing page, citations, maps referring to listing are where its at. If you have any questions PM me.