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Why my ranking in google.com better then my local google?

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by Devonius, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Devonius

    Devonius Junior Member

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    Hi mate, I have Seo my new blog for almost 3 months,

    My main keyword now is in top 10 in google.com, but my local google ranking still stick on page 3,

    my question is why my kw in local google is lower than global (.com)?

    does anybody can share what is difference between google global and local algorithm?

    thanks in advance
     
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  2. AutoSeoPro

    AutoSeoPro Regular Member

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    For local rankings you need citations
     
  3. Devonius

    Devonius Junior Member

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    Hi thanks for reply, I've googled about citations.

    quote from a website


    Are these method works? should I spend my money on these? is it worth? Are there any better method?

    thanks
     
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  4. xoziggieox

    xoziggieox Registered Member

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    Whitespark local citation finder is good for helping you find where your competitors are listed so you can also get listed. In my experience, Google likes to see a good number of quality citations that have the same name, address and phone number listed so they can get the sense that your company is indeed a local one and worthy of being promoted in the local listings. If you want a Whitespark local citation finder report but don't want to subscribe fully, I have a gig on fiverr. Look up xoziggieox on Fiverr.
     
  5. gossapril

    gossapril Junior Member

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    Did you add your website to Google webmaster? It yes, go to site setting and change your website location.
     
  6. BreaknBrix

    BreaknBrix Power Member

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    Yup. I have the same issue on 1 of my sites. It ranks nationally on page 1 for a 22,000 SM keyword but the problem is I only service New Jersey.

    So the site gets a bunch of garbage traffic from states we don't even serve. That's why anytime we get calls from area codes we don't know, we just don't answer the phone.

    And FTR, I have TONS of citations, reviews, geotargeted content and I'm in GWT.

    I will tell you what I think the problem *might be*, and I'm just experimenting with it. But one thing I noticed was my homepage was extremely overoptimized, as in I had the keyword "service + state" about 14 times on my homepage. I did not keyword stuff, I just used my main phrase wayyy too much.

    I use to actually rank #1 for that keyword, but then Google deranked me for my main local keyword and ranked me nationally instead.

    The ONLY thing I can possibly think of is Google applied some type of penalty on my site for that specific phrase. I know that sounds crazy but I can't think of anything else that makes sense. I really don't think it's my links are anchor text because my anchor text is perfect. It has to be something about the way my on page was done.

    A few days ago I reoptimized my site, so I'm just gonna wait and see what happens. For all I know, this could just be some random glitch in Google that is out of my control. Because you're like the 10th person I've heard saying this.


    -BB
     
  7. myinternetempire

    myinternetempire Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can change your website location and try again. Let me know what have you found?
     
  8. dandan594594

    dandan594594 Power Member

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    It could also be the location of your incoming links? This also has an impact.
     
  9. blackpayman733

    blackpayman733 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    If you want to target your country then add your site in to webmaster tool, or just do local backlinks to get rank in your location easily
     
  10. Paulie W

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    I have a competitor for local KWs who is stuck on #6 although his site is a PR4 and he has a very powerful BL profile. Im sure that the reason for that is his onpage overoptimization. Especially with onpage, you want to be very natural. So get that fix and Im sure your rankings will be back.

     
  11. Izaguf

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    Check your citations, it should help
     
  12. bukhlaw

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    Sometimes, even penalized sites get on top of the Local panel, however, they don't stick there for long.

    On-site signals plus citations are the most important factors
     
  13. living2xl

    living2xl Supreme Member

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    Because the local google will not rank your site at the high level while, Google.com will rank your site all over the World. That will be more beneficial for you and your site.