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Outrank Google Places?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 12lolwut12, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. 12lolwut12

    12lolwut12 Junior Member

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    Is it possible to outrank Google places? If so, how hard is it?

    I wanted to get into local SEO but this kinda threw me off..

    Should I get into micro niches instead?
     
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    Get more reviews than your competitors. Find the sources of our competitors reviews make sure you have your review there. It will take time to google update your results.
     
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    12lolwut12 Junior Member

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    Maybe I wasn't clear enough. I want my website (e.g. NewYorkDentist.com) to outrank Google places.
     
  4. Getwhatchuwant

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    Depending on what I search sometimes I see google places dominate the top spots other times websites are above the google place cluster. I think like all seo methods working on both is the answer.

    **Edit I did misread the question. The answer is yes, you can outrank google places listings. If you believe the search engine employees which is more relevant to the term NYC restaurants? a site about several NYC restaurants with good content and lots of links or a random listing of 10 individual restaurants?

    In fact if you ACTUALLY google the term NYC restaurants you will see a regular website is #1 and the listings below it are google places, that should answer your question.

    :)
     
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  5. SEOWhizz

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    Depends on the competition and whether the top search results on page 1 for that term are:
    1. Only organic listing,
    2. Only Google Places listing, or
    3. A mixed listing, i.e. a combination of 1 & 2.

    Taking your example, for the term: 'new york dentist' (without quotes) in google.com, on page 1, the top search results is a Google Places listing (a '7 box').

    To get to the top of this listing, you will need a combination of SEO work (on/off page SEO) and Google Places optimization.
     
  6. Dan Free

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    If you want a guarantee to rank above the Google Places, I know of only one way, buy a Google Adwords and I don't think that is a guarantee if you don't generate enough revenue for Google (quality score).

    I have the same business in several cities in Google Places. Google does not seem to return the same results in all cities, maybe because of competition or whatever. In one city, I am number one for Google Places and between me and number two are two organic results, one of which is mine and the other a competitor. This does not occur all the time and is relatively new, but go figure.
     
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    It's absolutely possible! I have many websites ranked above GP. It takes a little time and effort. Google needs to see your site as an "authority" site on the subject... so it doesn't happen overnight, but with local keywords it happens to me more often than not.

    Each niche and level of competition is different... in fact as far as local goes, right now I have two websites for the same company both ranking atop the GP places listing in his city for his main keywords (about a 300,000 population city).

    It simply takes good on-page optimization, good, consistent linkbuilding and a little patience.
     
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    Does somebody know if there is some kind of a method to outrank Google places?
     
  10. Getwhatchuwant

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    Same as ranking any other site depending on the niche. Content and good, varied links. Got 2 pages of the same site above GP city size (metro area) 5 million with about 800 or so competitors actually practicing in the city.
     
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    I have outranked Places for a few keywords. I didnt do anythng special I just keep adding unique content and keep building links. I think the key is to keep adding content. Most local businesses do not keep adding content. I do do quite a bit of deep linking and my site is siloed.
     
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