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No 7-pack

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by explodingpony, Jul 23, 2014.

  1. explodingpony

    explodingpony Newbie

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    I'm in a field that currently has no 7-pack for the areas that I'm targeting. Is that because there are too few sites with google places? does one need to do regular SEO in this case? When I look at maps, I see only one location in the area.
     
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    kmal1440 Newbie

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    I spoke with a google business rep the other day and he said that Google Adwords are now part of the listing algorithm. Take it with a grain of salt, but I am sure something can be worked out with a little business grease (money). Minimum account or campaign is $0.02 or one click per day or week or month or however it works. I'm experimenting myself with a few clients this week. I'll certainly provide updates. The google listing is looking to be one of the most important assets for local businesses in 2014. Good luck!
     
  3. Andrew Scherer

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    I believe volume plays a part. Sometimes 7 pack dissapears and then comes back weeks later. not sure
     
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    Techxan Elite Member

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    Many local search terms to not throw a 7 pack.
     
  5. qu4rk

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    Beside manually searching, is their a way to figure out which local niches don't have a 7-pack?
     
  6. randybishop

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    Not that I know of.
     
  7. BreaknBrix

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    Yep, this recent update slaughtered a bunch of my sites. Last year around this time I was ranking organically #1 for about 30+ local keywords.

    Then Google washed out most of those keywords by throwing out 7 packs everywhere. Literally like 80% of my main keywords had now become 7 packs.

    So that forced me to start getting reviews and citations.... at which point I gained back most my #1 rankings (in G local instead of organically).

    But then this recent "Pigeon" update... what does it do? It just fucking REMOVES virtually all the 7 packs I was ranking in..... and now I don't rank in G Local or organically. I mean I do for a few keywords, and I'm still dominating Bing & Yahoo, but Google traffic is down big time. And it's driving me crazy.

    I have a competitor in 1 of my niches for "basement waterproofing nj"... the guy has >>5<< spots dominating for his term.

    Then my site (sunbeam) sits in the middle of page 1. And I don't know ytf I can't outrank this guy. I got good links, a decent amount of content, site is over a year old, but no matter what it won't outrank this guys site.

    Local SEO has just been crazy as of late. Last year I was ranking 1 site after another in the top 3. These days Google is so much more finicky and random it seems.
     
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  8. Andrew Scherer

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    Your shitty backlink profile isn't helping a lot either. I can't remember the last time I saw .info blogspam on a money site - wth do you expect?
     
  9. NotDysfunktional

    NotDysfunktional Newbie

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    This is where video marketing comes handy. Job review videos and video testimonials work magic. edit in a lower third with a tracking number and TA DAA! phone calls!