Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by lafours, Jul 15, 2013.
Citations are boring to do so that's a great tip. Thanks sharifawan.
Hmmm.. Interested to see the responses to this.
If this were me I'd be looking initially to help them build up a large social media following which they can work with and maintain on their own. I would then work on looking for natural connections based on the niche and hopefully build up some rapport with authority figures.
Yeah they're on the social media train but also obsessed with page 1 in Google . Their main niche is pretty competitive but there are sub niches I can rank them for too that shouldn't be too tricky with the right plan.
To search for possible link targets use:
Claim the Google+ local page and start posting on this + send some links to it also.
And contact webmasters of a page really relevant on your site/ link exchange.
Also try and find blogs about the local area + niche, and offer some guest posting services.
What about my own .co.uk blog network with expired PR4 domains?
For local SEO, what i do is completely different and even when it's not a local SEO.
The only recommendation i can give you is, find sites in U.K and link to them.
Ensure it's high pr and your content should be unique.
I found this just at the right time. My barber was asking me about what I do and I told him. Anyway he now is interested in hiring me to do local SEO for him. He owns about 5 establishments in my area too, but I'm pretty sure it will only be doing local SEO for one place.
Is it even possible to outsource this to fiverr? I've never dabbled into local SEO before, only "regular?" SEO. I got good results before, so I'm pretty confident about doing this for other businesses.
So far the best method seems to be citations, google reviews and country specific tld backlinks (niche relevant wherever possible).
Do article submission, Press Release Distribution, do manual blog comments on .co.uk domains with difference proxies.
If possible do some video marketing for your client and guest posting would be great.
Do the above tasks result will be sure.
Go to brightlocal.com and sign up for their free trial. Go in and run a SEO report on the site, a citation report, and a Google+ report. These reports will tell you the status of the site, and the citations you have as well as need to get.
You can use the site for 1 month free, and this will get your information before you gave to pay for the tool.
Be sure to select UK, and the citation list will include local directories to get citations from.
After citations, shoot for reviews, get the Google + page setup, and after you have a couple of dozen citations from high authority domains, then get Google places and yahoo/bang local listings.
Set up authorship, and use schema to nail down the address for the site.
With that budget, you are limited, but you can build out some 2.0 properties, like squiddoo, hub pages, tumblr, and so on with articles about the customer.
For search engine bait, put some general articles about the service or product. How to prepare for the service, what to expect and so on. This gives your site more LSI keywords to come in on, and makes you site offer more than other sites who simply list their services and contact info. You want to create a reason for G to rank your site better; you want something the others are not offering as SEO bait...
Watch HARO, pitchrate, blogger linkup and the like for chances to publicize your customer, and when possible use press releases.
Find local charities that will put up a sponsor link on their site, and make donation so you will get listed there.
If you have a permanent location, put in a geo-cache. This will tie your location to the GPS coordinates and helps local targeting a lot, not to mention you get great links from the geo cache community.
I wouldn't use GSA or those tools, make all content you put anywhere first rate, and hunt for links, especially .gov and .edu from the area. Simply go to reddit, look in the for hire section, and find a college kid with a blog in the area, and pay them for an article on their blog.
Do as much guest blogging on quality domains as you can, but keep it related to the niche or local area.
If they have a budget, sponsor a bowling league or sports team or whatever, and put out a press release announcing the sponsorship, as well as updates to local papers and mags on how the team is doing, for the human interest pages.
Get mentions in the local news, listings in the local papers, and run free ads on platforms for your area.
Find local organizations that need SEO or web help, and go on board as a volunteer. List this volunteer service on your website, and use this connection to drop links for our own customers on occasion.
In the beginning, concentrate on the citations; they have the most local value, then reviews.
Contact local radio stations, newspapers, local focused sites and to see if they have a local business directory.
If you sign up for Brightlocal, I have an affiliate link to use if you do not mind, please PM me for it. Not necessary, but thanks if you do.
I also offer these bright local reports (and others) as a SEO product, so I can run them for you for a fee.
Nice idea, scrapebox is useful for checking expiring domains and PR. Try and check aged domains too, for easier ranking.
RE: Techxan, nice detailed plan there, thanks a lot.
You are post is really very good.
Bit out the loop with local - so hopefully can answer my question:
If you're targeting multiple regions - so multiple local citations - are you all making new websites to do it, or has anyone had success with multiple landing pages on the same website optimised for each region you're targeting? I remember a while back Google+ Local was awful for businesses with multiple locations - just wondering if that has changed and it's possible to target multiple regions for businesses with more than one location.
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