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Ranking Local Site in a Specific Niche

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MaxSh, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. MaxSh

    MaxSh Newbie

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    Hello BHW, this is my first post here. Treat me well.

    So, I am working on these websites which are for a company which provides local moving services. First - they have decent on-site. There are no local competitors (or just a couple), only big sites with subpages for every different area (GEO sites) and business listings from yelp and other directories. The 5 sites, I work on, are all revolving between page #4 and page #6. In terms of linkbuilding and off-site, I have tried videos, infographics, pdfs, articles and pretty much any other white hat seo tactic there is and still, there are no results.

    My question is this - What would you do? Who should I contact to post my infographics? What ideas to improve my SEO strategy would you recommend? Should I write hundreds of thousands of articles and post them to article submission sites (I avoid these but I have no idea if it might actually work)?

    P.S. I have to work without any budget whatsoever (complain to my boss), so don't mention anything about buying links. This is the main reason why I've learned Photoshop, After Effects and Illustrator.

    P.S. 2 I know this is a ridiculous topic because most of you guys, charge for these services, but still... if there's someone out there who's willing to share some thoughts, please! :)
     
  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    What have you done as to citations?
     
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  4. MaxSh

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    If by citations you mean what I think you mean - I have a full listing done in every (or almost every) local, not-so-local and niche related business directories out there.
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

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    Yes, that is what I meant.

    Without seeing the whole profile, guys like me are going to take a shot in the dark a bit, which is probably what you want as opposed to sharing your site.

    I have a client that had some issues moving like that and we set up a page on the site that was a blog and added Kw content to it on a regular basis and then backlinked each article in random ways. That may be your ticket to some positive movement.
     
  6. iggypop

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    One of my pages is in a similar boat to you - #6 on a keyword with little competition. My competitors seem to only outdo me in domain authority - and only a few of those 5 are beating me there. Citations and white hat link building (being active in forums - using citation as my sig). Using google+ business page and keeping it active, and... using citation site pages as tier 2 is not something i've heard much about, but I'm testing it now. Webmaster tools to make sure the on page is up to snuff - speed and sitemaps and all that. There must be some missing ingredient but i haven't found it.
     
  7. MaxSh

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    What do you think about articles? I usually avoid sites which contain the word "article" in the domain, but who knows?
     
  8. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Also, do you have reviews for those citations?

    That is going to help you as well.