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ranking in google local 3-pack without website?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by firstnamelastname, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Junior Member

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    There are some local keywords for which the 3-pack show up.
    Here is what I don't understand. How is it possible that some results in the 3 pack are ranking with no website?
    You know where it says "website" and next to it it says "directions"?
    sometimes, the "website" is missing. How is that possible? I also searched for NAP by googling their phone number and address, and barely anything comes up. looks like they don't have NAP either.
    so what is the algorithm looking at?
     
  2. myopic1

    myopic1 Regular Member

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    Is this a US or UK Website?
     
  3. firstnamelastname

    firstnamelastname Junior Member

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    This is US keywords. I monitor various local keywords.
    No website
    No NAP
    no backlinks to google+ page
     
  4. myopic1

    myopic1 Regular Member

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    I've often wondered about this too. I feel like there's an important piece of the puzzle missing for the map pack or at least something that's not public knowledge.

    One theory I have, have a look if the company is an LLC and whether you can find the address on a government company search website.
     
  5. ConsultJoseph

    ConsultJoseph Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I've noticed this on some of my clients. Apparently, you can easily submit (or be a user who submits a review for a business) without a website on. Another route would be to make citations about the business and Google Places would pick it up. Since GPlaces focuses more on actual business address, I don't think having a website is a big deal.