Are there any Blackhat techniques to get ranked on local listings? My business JUST got placed on google maps today and I'm just a little dot on the map compared to some of my other competitors. I talked to the google rep and she said something about "Google has a specific algorithm" blah blah blah. Who do I need to blow around here to get some exposure? Things I have done: I completed my google places page to 92% My web-site is pretty solid, page 1,2 for most of my keywords Good on-page and off page seo My business location does kind of suck though, it's pretty much WEST of all the competition, however I wouldn't think that would stop me from getting on the top 10 of the local searches. I know I'm jumping the gun since it's only the first day i've bene listed, but I wanna get ahead of things! Many thanks!