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Tips for local SEO?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by donnie, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. donnie

    donnie Newbie

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    Are there any good guides or tips for learning localized SEO and what to consider? And with ?localized? I mean if I want to optimize a page for searches made from a certain city or area.
     
  2. fvcktheworld

    fvcktheworld Regular Member

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    There is a lot of information. Use the search function. Also "G" is a good place to search and find information.

    I imagine you are wanting to start a consultant thing where you help businesses, or you are trying to get your listing in google locals.

    Good Luck
     
  3. donnie

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    I just want my own pages to rank well for local searches and want to learn how it is done.

    I have already searched but can't really find any useful information. I am not looking for any secrets, just for basic things I need to think about and do when optimizing for local searches.
     
  4. fvcktheworld

    fvcktheworld Regular Member

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    Without knowing the city/niche that you are going after, here are some basic tips.

    1. Make sure your listing is complete. Add a video/picture. Something relevant to your business. Name the picture/video with keywords that have to do with your business/niche.

    2. Reviews are worth a lot. You need to have reviews to beat the competition. Do your research and find out how many reviews you think you need. Go from there.

    3. Citations (backlinks) are also important. Copy your competition if you must.

    Hope that helps. Ask, if you have any more questions.
     
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  5. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    Here is a thread you might find really useful for local SEO:

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/member-downloads/142229-get-its-here-google-maps-cash.html
     
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  6. donnie

    donnie Newbie

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    Thank you vey much all of you! This is the kind of basic info that I need!
     
  7. mofaux

    mofaux Regular Member

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    MAD has a great post about using KML sitemaps. You can find it by searching.
     
  8. donnie

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    I have one more question... One of my business was already in Google Maps (I guess Google indexed it from some IYP site) but there are no citations at all. My competitors are also indexed (and their listings are not even claimed yet) but they are all showing citations from IYP sites. Same sites have my information but Google is ignoring that and not giving me a citation. Why is this happening?
     
  9. theimfactory

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    guys, anybody having trouble with the 10box tool???? when i search for something it says no city keyword found etc.... and i know for fact the combo works because i tried it in google.. thanks in advance!
     
  10. mofaux

    mofaux Regular Member

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    There's an update to the tool in the downloads section. The original no longer works.
     
  11. IamNRE

    IamNRE Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Send me a pee M. I will share a link to a good local theme for word press.:spank::bubblegum:hurt:
     
  12. theimfactory

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    hey thanks... which part of the download section? i keep looking and dont see it :(
     
  13. enigma20

    enigma20 Newbie

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    I would like to check out the WP theme. I am unable to sent you a PM until after I have 15 posts.