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Position Above G's Reviews

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ziaon, May 9, 2011.

  1. ziaon

    ziaon Newbie

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    Just curious about how hard it is to position my landing pages above G's reviews/maps? It seems they are always first when searching a particular niche or industry.

    I am a web developer with 38 clients that pay me monthly to maintain their websites, adding content, updates, database backups, etc.

    I have gotten pretty good a rank first page positions on G for my client's websites using long tail keywords/phrases. Now I have a better idea for squeezing a little more money out of them through advertising on landing pages on G's first page positions that I have put up for different industries/niches. But like a mentioned above, these G reviews seem pretty dominating... I know it can be done... Just need some feedback and direction from some fellow BHW'ers who know more than I.

    If anyone has any questions about my business model of techniques I will share what I can. I understand it's give and take in this world, so let share :)
     
  2. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    Yes it is possible to rank above places experiment with different kw phrases and you should be able to see examples.
    You need to elaborate on what you think a longtail kw is. Places don't usually chuck up a list for a long tail kw query.

    Cambridge pubs will throw up a places list. Cambridge pubs which allow animals will not. Are your sites ranking for the top kw phrases such as Cambridge Pubs? first page but below Places listings? If not you have some work to do to get them to there first.
     
  3. ziaon

    ziaon Newbie

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    To give you a better example assuming I'm using the term long tail correctly... More like phases, LOL! :rolleyes:

    If you search G for "Ecommerce design cape charles" without the quotes of course. My website comes up first page 4th position down to give you a better understanding. However this example does not display G maps or G reviews.

    If I search for, Chiropractors in chesapeake va, you will see the reviews & G maps.
     
  4. geezer466

    geezer466 Regular Member

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    OK then Places will only display for a set series of queries for example Cambridge pubs (to use my example) will throw up a list but if you entered pubs in Cambridge it might not (I haven't tested this particular example).
    Play around with the a few queries and you will get a better understanding on how Places works.

    You can get above the pack but as always the same sort of hard work will be needed quality unique content and relevant back-links.
    It is worth pointing out that depending on the niche and competition it is not always that difficult to rank for the long tails, the trick is ranking for the most searched kw's.

    Your first aim should of course be to get to page for the high volume kw. Once you have achieved that then keep building and submitting unique content and your site(s) should continue to rise.

    I ran an experiment a couple of Months ago. I was in the 7 pack and appearing at 3 or 4 below with my main URL. (Was able to get the two listings on the front page by using a different URL pointing at the same site in the Places account). I continued building links and threw 3 or 4 hand written KW rich articles up on ezine. Today the site which was below places is above it. That is a good thing but what happened was it also promoted the 2 sites above me above places I only actually made 1 place up in the ranking. Positions 1 and 2 are directory sites with 5,000+highly relevant links (from the sites it promotes in the directory). My back links and they are not all High Quality or relevant number around 2000

    I repeated the exercise with another KW I target and it happened again in pretty much the same way. Clearly G values the uniqueness of the stuff and the anchor texts pointing at the URL but not as much as thousands of highly relevant back links.

    Anyway my experience maybe you can get something from it.
     
  5. ziaon

    ziaon Newbie

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    I really appreciate your advice, examples and you effort to help me out.
    I do have a bit of understanding of what you're saying, however I am still learning a little about back linking... I guess you do this through ezine post. I guess I better read some more. Just want to rank these landing pages fast and get the traffic and through up 2 or 3 ads for extra income. ;)
     
  6. wes_one

    wes_one Junior Member

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    I dont think it is logical to search ranking on google search engines above google sites.

    Its like you make a beer called Bomb and when someone asks you what is the best beer you say Budwieser.How is that good for you?