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Why is suddently Google places on top of the Search Engine Results

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Renard, May 1, 2012.

  1. Renard

    Renard Junior Member

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    Hi Team,

    I noticed three days ago that when I look up on Google for the main keywords I rank for that the Google places with stars are now on top of the regular search results. Thus my ranking is now pushed even furthur...

    Is someone aware of any changes or a workaround somehow for that ?
    It used to be like that 1 or 2 days a month, but now it has been like this for over a week

    Thanks
     
  2. Renard

    Renard Junior Member

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    C'mon guys, 50 views and 0 replies....
    I need some serious help here :(
     
  3. imperial109

    imperial109 Regular Member

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    It's way to early for someone to give any solid advice. There are a lot of threads here about the new update so just keep reading those to see what others are saying. In the meantime go do some testing to find out for yourself.
     
  4. pokerjk

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    Are you searching from your city? If so Google will do that and you need to set your location to the country no the city.
     
  5. Renard

    Renard Junior Member

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    I don't think it is the case here. It is just that Google Places results are on top of the regular Search engine results. I find them pretty annoining since they are 2 different things that get mixed up!!
     
  6. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Power Member

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    goolge places is always changing.
     
  7. Renard

    Renard Junior Member

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    I don't find much information on Google places on BHW
    I think they emphasis more on the Seach engine, and they do it very good and there are great and affordable services.

    Any service to be recommended for that "evil google places" ? lol
     
  8. neo

    neo Power Member

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    If you do a search for local terms or if your search term includes the name of a place then google might display Google Places.

    Example, "new york dentist"

    Even if the search doesn't contain a place name, Google may also display google places if they feel the surfer is probably searching for local business establishments. This can happen especially if you are in a big city. In such case try to use a proxy outside your country and do a search again.

    In any case you can not control it and the only thing you can do is to get yourself listed in google places and reap the benefits.
     
  9. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    no idea if this still works but I used to have the same dramas, so I used the old trusty method of throwing links at the problem. It usually placed my site back above the places results.
     
  10. AdisLCS

    AdisLCS Power Member

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    Currently G is undergoing few changes that are upsetting many people. And frankly do not make much sense. Its almost as if someone spilled organic decaffeinated passion fruit tea on their giant Borg computer and short circuited the algo. I frankly would not shed a tear if G was 6 feet under tmr but that is another story.

    It is important for us not to over react and make some stupid decisions. Search Results are not written in stone and are constantly changing. It is our love / hate relationship with G that gives us migraine and ulcer but rather should challenge us to be better, faster, stronger, smarter. Besides, try clearing cookies, using another browser or your neigbors computer. Localization is something that has been expanding for quite a while now. I have seen some terms rank local and than disappear and vise verse.

    Just don't panic and good luck.
     
  11. Search9

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    This can change depending on where your location is set to. For a client, I see them as position 3 when the location is within 50 miles of them, otherwise I see them as 8. A lot of changes going on at the moment but places still seems dependent on your location.