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WhiteHat Link Building for Local business

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by mikestern, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. mikestern

    mikestern Registered Member

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    i been trying to search on the white hat forum for some details in regards on ranking a local business website for the organic search...
    and mostly they talk about blogs and stuffs...but i think ranking a local business works different isnt it?
    what would be ideal white hat method to rank a local business?

    by the way, did u notice that google pretty much matched the organic results to the G maps results in terms of local search?

    one of my websites was rank 1-5 for good traffic KW, and now after Penguin hit most of my rankings drops out of the 100's, some of them to the 60-70.
    and for KW that dont bring the G maps results im still ranking high and almost no drops at all...
     
  2. Andrew Scherer

    Andrew Scherer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ranking organic for a local site is the same as any other site, the only difference is when you're trying to rank a business in the 7-pack/maps listing.
     
  3. SkylerJarman

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    Are you confusing organic search for listing into the local 7 pack?
     
  4. mikestern

    mikestern Registered Member

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    no no im not confusing. its a business without a phisical location, and after trying to get the listing in google for like a year i just pass...i was ranked good for the organic results ...till Google's animal (penguin 3.0) hit me 10 days ago...
    so im going to build a new website but this time i dont want to use BH methods..
    i do have the time to invest, but guess i dont have the knowledge .
    i made good results with BH methods but it last a year and now it all gone.
     
  5. SkylerJarman

    SkylerJarman Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That is the downfall too Black hat methods.. They generally fail after sometime. There are methods to get brick and mortar verification without a physical address.
    Do you mind letting us know what kind of business it is exactly?
     
  6. mikestern

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    ye actually i do :)
     
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    I would love to hear about any methods to get brick and mortar verification without a physical address.