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Ranking a small local business site.

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by karlissens, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. karlissens

    karlissens Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I'm working on ranking a small local business site. It is a non English speaking country, the competition isn't really tight, I would say it is average.

    I was thinking what would be the best way to rank the website? Should I go with tiered link building - building manual web 2.0, then blast them with links. Or should I open a blog and go with seo optimized articles? Or maybe both?

    You guys probably will have some more suggestions.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. seosky

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    Build Blogs with Multiple Posts & Tier Links for them is Good Links Strategy.
     
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    Citations, they're very important. Get's your business listed as local with the address on the map and everything, if done right.
     
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    there was a good post about Local seo by sudorank , use the search bar
     
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    Social signals, forum posting, blog posting and link building... once done your site will rank :)
     
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    I second this, citations and good content can do wonders for your ranking.
     
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    If it's new then you should go with social signals..
     
  8. karlissens

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    Thanks for the info, I went trough it. You can't really call it a local seo, because when I did keyword research no city or region names come in. This is a small country and people when looking for this kind of services usually don't use city names.
     
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    Then a small private blog network should work for you.
     
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    karlissens Junior Member

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    But the thing is noone here uses Yelp or G+. If I would ask some local people what is yelp or G+ they would just say "I don't know"
     
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    Here is what you need OP, create about 10-15 contextual web2.0s, blast the web2.0s with wiki and socialbookmarking links, get yourself couple of PR2-PR3 pbn, 10 or 15 should do.
    Voila

    Rinse and repeat.
     
  13. TeKn1qu3z

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    What country is this for? Maybe find some local review services, or just put reviews onto your website directly
     
  14. dannyslimited

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    I don't know if this is possible or not in your country.
    Google has a platform for business. Google places I believe it's called. I'm
    Pretty sure yahoo does as well. Listing a site there can do wonders. Also there
    Analytics are useful In terms of demographics. See who views the site and
    The bounce rate.
     
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    First thing : register with Google Local Businesses. Ask to verify the location - Google sends you a PIN.

    After you verify add your local URL on the business listing. If competition is low this gets you to one of the top positions for local terms in your niche.
     
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    here is a quick overview of the competition.
    I'm having a hard time understanding why the 2. position is in second position.
    The one with 2002 BL is a root domain, the rest of them are some pages within a domain. No EMD's

    SEO competition.png

    As I said guys the keyword isn't red widgets in lonon it's just red widgets
     
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    For local seo without much competition, add citations and some quality backlinks from local directories backed up by some manual backlinks (high PR relevant comments, maybe a PR and a couple of unique article submissions in top tier directories such as EZA). These should suffice. Don't go hard if the competition is not much. A good website design would also help. Google just needs to acknowledge that is a genuine and quality business. Reviews would help in that matter.
     
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    Does EZA even accept articles in non-english. As far as I know, they don't.
     
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    Yep. Private blog network works very well for local seo.
     
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    I would pretty much forget the tier game with Local. Build Citations that actually count, increase social signals,
    and make sure you list their website on G+ (Common sense :D)

    Depending on the area, business, and competition you can set up a local network for this as I call it.
    That network would work best if they have links built to the aged domains from local sites. A guy here
    named Accelerator_DD provides good aged domains.