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What determines if a site outranks Google Places?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by turdface, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    For some searches I see like the first 5 results are Google places.

    For other searches, I'll see 2 or 3 results and then Google places.

    What determines if regular websites beat out Google places or appear under them instead?
     
  2. turdface

    turdface Supreme Member

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    bizzzzzump!
     
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    transam7410 Power Member

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    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Thanks. Bought it.
     
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    turdface Supreme Member

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    I think it's just enough links to outrank it. I'll assume being listed in Google places gives a listing a bit of juice, but can still be outranked.

    What's weird is I just did a site for a friend's business, added to google places. It's in google places but not listed at the top. But it's now on the first page but doesn't have a letter beside it.
     
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    virginpose Regular Member

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    This is a great question, I'd like to get a better understanding of why some sites are ranked above the 'Google Places' section.
     
  8. dromero

    dromero Newbie

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    just backlinks, i went from #3 to #6 last week (behind local listing) when my competitor got a lot of fresh backlinks, huge income drop...
     
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    I think its pure backlinks from ip's. Meaning 5000 links form the ame ip dont count but 1 link each from 5,000 different ips does.

    The more inbound links you have the greater the chance you will hop the google maps listings.