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Should i use my real address when building local websites to generate leads to sell?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by homeriscool, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. homeriscool

    homeriscool Junior Member

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    Hi all, im not sure what to do about this. I am building (trying) to build a local lead generating network of local websites. I want to know in order to do citations shall i use my real address? I dont really want to but i dont think i have much option unless i rent some place ( which i dont have cash for)

    i look forward to your comments, thanks in advance :)
     
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    It needn't be your 'real' address, just the same address each time, and that address again in your footer on the website.
     
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    No, they will not require you to verify. Just like Adfly, and LinkBucks they ask for your address, and they say something along the lines of "At Any Time We May Require You To Verify Your Address" but they never do.

    Plus, no need to rent a place. Instead buy a PO Box at UPS ( Google Search "UPS Po Boxes" ) if you do buy a PO Box, make sure it isn't in the same city as you unless you live somewhere like Newyork, or Detroit, somewhere big.

    Wish you luck my friend!
     
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    If you are not sweating Google places, and not trying for the local algorithm, it doesn't matter.

    The address only has to be verified with a postcard for places/the local algo, not the global.

    If you are trying for the local algo, a local address is needed, and a po box or UPS box will not work. You can avoid the multiple address issue by using suite numbers, to Google 800 thatway, suite 10, and 800 ThatWay suite 20 are completely different addresses.

    Just use one address and add as many suites as needed, the post office will deliver all mail to the address regardless of the suite numbers.

    The proper way to do this is with virtual phone numbers (or go but a magic jack and forward it to your cell), and suite numbers at an address you can receive postcards at.

    Today there are many businesses that are run from home, so depending on the niche your residential address may be fine.

    The only real problem is that people may look at google street view and see a home instead of a business, or if the address is a long way from the city business center.. Other than that it doesnt matter.

    You can even do the whole thing with fake information, if you dont worry about Google and bing. If you list a fake business in enough places, eventually Google will list it because everyone else does. It will not be verified, but it will list, and you can verify it when you claim the listing.

    Whatever you do, track the hell out f any citations you build. If you have to change any of the information, (someone decides to lease or buy the site, the fake address becomes real, or whatever) great record keeping will save you a ton of time.

    If you are going to use a fake address, you an get one by looking at addresses in any city you want. Addresses are typically 4 numbers apart (in the US), so if you find a real address, and add 2 to the number, it will seen like a legit address but not really exist.

    You can also start out with your home address, and rent a virtual office after revenue comes in. Make sure the virtual office has a street address, they are very common, and available in most cities. They will even forward your mail to you when the postcard comes.

    So:

    The right way, virtual phone numbers and a virtual office for each site.

    The poorboy way, magicjack and home address with suite numbers.

    And by the way, there are a lot of other niches besides dentists. Everyone does dentists.
     
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    homeriscool Junior Member

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    WOW this was quite a response! well , my niche is not Dentists ha ha, thanks very much for this very informative reply.
     
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    Can i pick your brain about 1 or 2 other things?

    Just to verify, are you saying i can use ANY address so long as it stays consistent throughout all back-links and citations etc?

    Also are back-links the best way to achieve higher rankings locally or citations etc?

    I have bought quite a few local domains ( in the city were i live ) so i really want to get good seo...

    Thanks again for answering my questions..