Do we need to use "near me" for keywords?

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I am getting mixed opinions about this guys. Should I bother to use "near me" at the end of kw's for local services so like "Plumber near me"?

Some are telling me there is absolutely NO reason to use those words within my content or tags since google will automatically show all local listings first, is this accurate or not please?
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Accurate. You do not need those words.
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  • no, it not compulsory to use near me.
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  • Profile picture of the author zhangyang
    My answer is no, but to be on the safe side, you should look at the keyword +near me for search volume.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikehende
      Originally Posted by zhangyang View Post

      My answer is no, but to be on the safe side, you should look at the keyword +near me for search volume.
      Sorry not understanding, please see attached screenshot:

      https://i.postimg.cc/cJLWQZqh/Screen...7-22-59-AM.png


      If I were looking for a plumber I would simply type "plumber" then "Plumber near me" shows up so I would choose that option.
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by mikehende View Post

    I am getting mixed opinions about this guys. Should I bother to use "near me" at the end of kw's for local services so like "Plumber near me"?

    Some are telling me there is absolutely NO reason to use those words within my content or tags since google will automatically show all local listings first, is this accurate or not please?

    If you are trying to rank in Google Maps, there is zero reason to add "near me".
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  • Profile picture of the author Gohar Ilyas
    I will prefer to do competitor analys first and I hope no one will be using this. that's why you don't need to put near me in the last. But you should target different KW.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by Gohar Ilyas View Post

      I will prefer to do competitor analys first and I hope no one will be using this. that's why you don't need to put near me in the last. But you should target different KW.
      Competitor analysis has nothing to do with it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Gohar Ilyas
        This is just for an idea to make sure, to add near me has no worth.
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  • well according to me it is not compulsory to use "near me " what if you search something in your area then you can use this term. For example, An increasingly important feature for local search is "near me" searches, such as "doctor's office near me" or "coffee shop near me." To know more Just check out how Google Trends evaluates the search trend of the term "near me" for their search engine:
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  • Profile picture of the author options
    I have ranked a site using the keyword near me.
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    • Profile picture of the author mikehende
      Originally Posted by options View Post

      I have ranked a site using the keyword near me.
      I am very curious to know how you would use Near Me with a kw a few times within the page content while making it sound natural, can you give me an example please?
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      • Profile picture of the author toydistrict
        Originally Posted by mikehende View Post

        I am very curious to know how you would use Near Me with a kw a few times within the page content while making it sound natural, can you give me an example please?
        For example:

        "Were you searching for 'electrician near me' ? Then you've come to the right place. We are your local electricians in city...."
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wallace
    You can avoid this keyword because Google automatically shows all local listings first. You can also read the "Google Pigeon Update". This topic will clear you about your question.
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  • For only local listings or marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author monica geller
    "Near me" is not compulsory to use. It depends on the products/services u provide.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikehende
    Thanks, I will try this out.
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  • Profile picture of the author v2mnakoda
    Awesome..You have clearly explained it...It's very useful for me to know about new things..Keep on blogging..
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  • Profile picture of the author CherryMiss
    Google shows local results automatically, there is no need in "near me".
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I advise that you use the keyword ''near me'' after all, your competitors are continuing to use it so why not you?
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  • Profile picture of the author Toshio Haruto
    Not necessary.
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  • Profile picture of the author williammar237
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    I suggest that you use the keyword ''near me". I have ranked a website using the keyword near me and it is very useful for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author ashishmalik
    Yes, use "Near Me" keywords in the web content, title, descriptions of web pages as you know that Google Voice Searches are rising... work according to the Artificial Intelligence
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  • Its not compulsory to use the keyword "near me". You should go with the city name if you want to target the audience within your city. For Example - Plumbers in ABC. You can easily use that keyword in your content too.
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  • NO don't use it
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  • Profile picture of the author JUnderwood
    This is not entirely true. If these words are key for your subject and website, then I recommend using them. But if the site does not need them, this is not necessary.
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  • Profile picture of the author tms seo
    you should only do this in ppc adwords ads, which then you should use an ad modifier, location based, meaning you can actually insert the exact location (city or country or us state) in the ad dynamically.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ina Salazar
    No, it's not necessary. You can use some specific places/locations.
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  • Profile picture of the author fulcan
    No, you don't need to use near me. Google will do that part for you.

    For example if your keyword was "plumber" and you were in the same or suburb near the searcher then if they type in plumber near me Google will know the searchers location and your location and include you in the SERP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Martin smith
    Near me is not compulsory to use, it depends on the service you provide...
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  • Profile picture of the author james harsell
    well I must say you don't have to use these as keywords these some time like built-in words that are used by the google when you find some thing or you cal also add with your keyword.
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    Google will automatically show local places/results. It detects your IP goes with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Oliverrazwerks
    There is no need to add near me after your keyword as we all know Google will automatically show local listing first. Besides that, you have to work on local listings or target local audience to rank on such keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Wilspat
    It is not necessary to keep near me keyword in the content. Google list the results based on your location.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel ward
    And especially for titles, you could probably use those keywords for something optimized for your local area, such as the street or neighborhood, instead. ... That all said, if you want to optimize for "near me", then it doesn't hurt as long as you aren't sacrificing other more useful keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author KylieSweet
    There is no need to add near me keyword just focus on the details of your website business, optimize the pages for the users, so that Google will consider your business site page to provide in search results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Huenelde
    If these words are your key words then be sure to use them in your content. So it will be more convenient to find your content in a search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxFeerden
    I agree with you. If these words are not used in your main content, then you shouldn't use these keywords.
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  • Hi,

    You don't need to add "near me" in your keywords! If you are using Google map thaen it doesn't require to add.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikest4u
    Well In my Opinion, There is no need to add near me keywords in the meta settings, Google will automatically detects the accurate listings, Keywords through GMB (Google My Business)..
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  • Profile picture of the author KrRoksana
    Hi. No, you don't need to use "near me". Use Google my business for this.
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    Unnecessary, unless you have disabled location tagging or something similar in which case you might have to be more specific such as ,"Plumbers near Gotham City."

    Originally Posted by mikehende View Post

    I am getting mixed opinions about this guys. Should I bother to use "near me" at the end of kw's for local services so like "Plumber near me"?

    Some are telling me there is absolutely NO reason to use those words within my content or tags since google will automatically show all local listings first, is this accurate or not please?
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