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Optimizing Google Maps

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by GoogleMarketing101, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. GoogleMarketing101

    GoogleMarketing101 Regular Member

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    Does anyone know some tricks to bumping up a Google Map result?
     
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    teeniegenie Supreme Member

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    Search around this site. There are a lot of good threads on the topic. Your question is equivalent to "how do I get my site to rank well." Too broad....
     
  3. GoogleMarketing101

    GoogleMarketing101 Regular Member

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    See I thought that also, however my client is showing up #3 on the SERP and not showing up on the Google Map. Everything is done correctly on his listing, I think it's some content or something that they are looking for.
     
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    Tips to increase your Google Maps listing:

    -Have one unique article on your clients site for every keyword you want to rank for, have that article dedicated solely to that keyword, and perform all the basic on-page seo stuff for that keyword (title, h1 tags, keyword density, etc... you can use the Free version of Traffic Travis to check this)

    -Create a lot of citations (use the exact same citation every time without variation)

    -Create a lot of backlinks to the site using your keywords as anchor text (point them at the individual pages you created for each keyword)

    -Get a lot of positive REALISTIC reviews on your Google Places profile

    -Fill out the profile completely, using every piece of information possible, and filling up every image slots with images named as your keywords and every video slot with videos with your keywords as the title, description, and keywords (you can get high quality videos for free from Animoto)

    -Buy a bunch of cheap .info Exact Match Domain Names for the keywords you want to rank for and redirect them to you the individual pages on your clients site, then submit them to the top social bookmarking sites to get them noticed by Google

    -Get a PO Box in the center of the city and use that as your address (Google gives a boost to addresses that are closer to the city center)

    -Make sure you have a phone number with an area code in the city of the business (you can get these real cheap from Twilio) and NEVER change the phone number or you will get the Google Places version of "sandboxed"

    Hope those help
     
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    GoogleMarketing101 Regular Member

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    -Buy a bunch of cheap .info Exact Match Domain Names for the keywords you want to rank for and redirect them to you the individual pages on your clients site, then submit them to the top social bookmarking sites to get them noticed by Google

    Is that actually a viable SEO method? I thought this crapped out a few years ago?
     
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    rockstar73 Junior Member

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    Do you prefer twilio over vumber ($10 month) and phone.com ($4.88 month)?

    I just created a twilio account and it was kind of a pain in the ass to set up and install the open vbr box too.

    Also I am having trouble figuring out how to find a bunch of available numbers to choose from since you have to run some script and stuff I dont know how to do.

    The only thing I am worried about is the per minute charges going up if my client gets alot of calls to the ad or something.

    Any advice or experience with it?
     
  7. shmit22

    shmit22 Newbie

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    "-Get a PO Box in the center of the city and use that as your address (Google gives a boost to addresses that are closer to the city center)"

    Google places says they will remove your listing if you use a PO Box as your address. I haven't tested this, but I'd at least think carefully before trying it.
     
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    buzz1212 Registered Member

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    I've read in several books that you can use a UPS store address, but you cannot use
    a P.O. Box. Don't ask me why but I believe it to be true.
     
  9. saurabh97817

    saurabh97817 Newbie

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    the first part of your post, apartmentmpNC
    is very easy:
    any words you submit inside the "description" or the category fields with your listing to the LBC will considered to be keywords.
    For the second hint of your post I like to say "thank you very much" and I would like one of the guys "MyMapsInfo" here - often enough offering a dubious service to get on "the top ten"- will read your post too.
     
  10. saurabh97817

    saurabh97817 Newbie

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    Google maps can be optimized to pop on certain keywords somewhat. I cannot tell you how (I work for an SEO company) but just know that even if you do everything right, it could still not pop.