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SEO Question - Local Domination...

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by xoskillet, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. xoskillet

    xoskillet Regular Member

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    Hi guys - I'm breaking into local seo and came across a problem that is new to me and hope that someone can identify the issue for me.

    Okay, so I optimized for a specific local keyword phrase - If I type the phrase into google using "quotes", I'm in the #1 position for all sites competing for that specific keyword phrase...YET... Search without quotes and other related local businesses are above my listing (i'm #7 on the results without quotes)... So I'm way down the page since maps/places take the first 7 spots, then regular listings take 10 more spots - and i'm sitting waaaaay down at #7.

    Additional Information - None of the sites above me are particularly well seo'd ... There is no great/high search volume... ... none have tons of backlinks ... All have older domains than mine.

    So - What do you think?... What do I need to do in order to capture my keyword phrase without quotes?
     
  2. crosscheck

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    I had a very similar situation. Well pretty much exact situation week optimization with competitors but older domains. I built BL 10 profile 5 edu 5 theme based PR 7+, seems 4 edu have stuck from what I can see in MS. For the edu profiles I Used 3 urls per profile 1 to my main domain in profile. 2 in the sig 1 to a inner page with anchor with kw in phrase and the other in sig just a url no anchor to another edu profile. The other 5 BL st8 to my domain. This moved the domian ( pos 10)and my inner page that wasn't even in the top 20 to position 4 & 5. I also used my exact phrase in 2 of my uploaded images in my places page named like blah-blah-blahblah-blah.jpg & blah-blah-blahblah-blah-1.jpg. Then I used the exact phrase in the title of a youtube video and use it again first in the description of the video with company name and address info exactly as it is on places page. On youtube use all your phrase in the tags for the video. Finally go and Digg it. Then use twitter and twit your phrase with a short link to your page. This exact method got me to position 1 for main domain pos 2 for my inner page. Pos 3 is taken by sum guys article and positon 4 is my Youtube video! With another one of my videos on my channel. Pos 5 and 6 are competition with older domains 7 is my Digg on the video 8 is the twitter feed 9 is sum other guys auto blog that has picked up my video :D 10 is another competitor. I hope this helps give it a go once I did this it was maybe 2 days before I was littered all over page one.
     
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  3. xoskillet

    xoskillet Regular Member

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    Very Appreciated @CrossCheck.... Going to give it a try - Thanks.
     
  4. crosscheck

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    No problem Xoskillet! Glad to help:D I have to give kudos to Yukinari84. I think if my memory serves me correct he did a write up on places and local that's where I got the spin on the changes to your images with KW's
     
  5. danish101

    danish101 Newbie

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    Sorry if you could answer newbie question that would be great:

    BL would mean Backlink right, but what did you mean by MS? The other question is if you did any other kind of SEO.