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Trying to rank in local search

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jd2898854, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. jd2898854

    jd2898854 Newbie

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    I though I would see if I could make a site and get it to the top for a local keyword search. The keyword gets about 1,200,000 results and most of the top sites are yellowpages or crappy PR0 blogs.

    So I got a domain, City-keyword.com, and wrote a few articles for it. Put these articles on ezines, squidoo, digg, and got a few backlinks for the site. I watched the site move up to about the 25th page but now it just kind of hangs there. The site is about 2 months old now.

    Any other things I should be doing? I'm thinking I should just start getting tons of backlinks for my buffer sites?
     
  2. lived66

    lived66 Regular Member

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    Don't see your site...
     
  3. Celsius

    Celsius Registered Member

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    I remember there are videos on this exact thing in the download area. Do a search I bet you will find what your looking for.
     
  4. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

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    you have to optimize your listings to the max and then build up reviews and citations
     
  5. troybh

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    Two months is not enough time. These kind of listings it has a lot to do with the domain age.
     
  6. doombot1

    doombot1 Junior Member

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    ditto - 2-3 months is your window assuming ur seo is complete
     
  7. goldstrike4u

    goldstrike4u Junior Member

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    Are you talking about normal serps but for a local search term, or the Google local results? If you are talking about Google local results the best site I've come across fro ranking factors for this is here:
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    http://www.davidmihm.com/local-search-ranking-factors.shtml#42