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What steps should one take to try to get a site to rank well for a query in Google Maps ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by rankingrockstar, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. rankingrockstar

    rankingrockstar Newbie

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    What steps should one take to try to get a site to rank well for a query in Google Maps, and how might something like location prominence and location sensitivity of that query term impact the range and rankings of sites that appear in a Google Maps listing?
     
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    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    Focus on Google PlacesC

    Currently there is a direct link between places and maps
     
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    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Rankingrockstar,

    As mentioned by the previous reply, focus on Google Places. Fill out your place page completely including all business information, links to your website and all images and videos if applicable. Make sure that you include target keywords in the listing.

    Keep in mind that Google uses a searcher's location to determine what listings to serve.

    Here is some good information on optimizing a Google Places page,

    http://www.seomoz.org/blog/optimizing-your-google-places-page

    http://bizible.com/local-search-ranking-factors/google-places-optimization/

    Hope this helps,

    Shawn
     
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  4. rankingrockstar

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    Thanks All...
     
  5. rankingrockstar

    rankingrockstar Newbie

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    Thanks again for usefull information....
     
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    glovek77 Power Member

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    Optimize google places listing
    Maps referring to business
    Citations
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    Let me know if you have anymore questions.
     
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    4kbmcc Registered Member

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    All of the above true. Also be sure you keep the listings of the business completely consistent
     
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    I'll be sending you a PM or adding you on IM later to help you out.
     
  9. seoexperttools

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    But it is obviously a pain in the ass to get your business verified in Google Places with the current method.
    I understand they have to do that in order to verify a business location but it takes too much time if you are not in America or Europe.