Google Places SEO for Dentist!

by atrbiz
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Hello Warriors!

My brother owns a dental practice: bloo-dental.com and I've been trying to get his site ranked top in Google Places for the keyword: Ashburn Dentist

He's got 36 reviews on his Google Places page.

What am I missing?! Please HELP!
#dentist #googles #needed #places #seo
  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    I'd appreciate advice from fellow Warriors
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  • Profile picture of the author dannygnenerate
    first off go buy ashburndentist.co and .info these are available this way you'll have a much better chance ranking high when the name is actually a part of you domain name. Then create back links... and that's videos, blogs, articles etc, and make sure you use key words like ashburndentist, ashburn dentiist, and words similar to that. Also quickly go buy ashburndentists.com .net .org .co and .info that's 7 domain names you should buy total. Now if you already have a website then that's even better because when you buy these domain names all you have to do is ask the customer service to link them all to your main website... This way when someone clicks on one of your domain names it'll take them to your main website... You could quickly become number 1 this way and there's not much competition.
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    • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
      Originally Posted by dannygnenerate View Post

      first off go buy ashburndentist.co and .info these are available this way you'll have a much better chance ranking high when the name is actually a part of you domain name. Then create back links... and that's videos, blogs, articles etc, and make sure you use key words like ashburndentist, ashburn dentiist, and words similar to that. Also quickly go buy ashburndentists.com .net .org .co and .info that's 7 domain names you should buy total. Now if you already have a website then that's even better because when you buy these domain names all you have to do is ask the customer service to link them all to your main website... This way when someone clicks on one of your domain names it'll take them to your main website... You could quickly become number 1 this way and there's not much competition.
      Thanks for the comment but I'm looking for advice on his Google Places listing. And yes I've already bought a few domains with the keyword ashburn dentist in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author honed
    How about adding KML file to help rank in Google Local?
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  • Profile picture of the author App Developers
    The only thing I have ever heard about ranking in Google Places was to turn ON all of its functionality. You place images, videos, hours of operation, reviews and so on. If there is an option to put something in your account than you do. That is the only thing, I have heard about trying to rank.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      There is really no SEO for google places.

      It's about relevancy, location, and ratings.

      Url does not matter, as google places is not really about
      websites. It's more like a yellow pages listing that may or
      may not have a website.

      When you sign up, it is imperative that you be as truthful as
      truth gets. That is, location, telephone, etc. Very hard
      to go back and change it.

      Load in the neighborhood map. If the dental office does not
      show up, you are in a bit of trouble.

      Google places is not SERP rankings. You may have regular
      listings mixed in.

      Don't worry about any such keywords in a domain. Dentists
      are notorious for using their own names and stuff like
      thehappytooth.com or smiledental.com or something like
      that.

      As stated, domains don't matter with google places anway.

      You need to make sure you are listed in the exact location on
      the map. Here's another trick if you wish to be found in SERPS.
      Get the dental office listed in the real local yellow pages and it
      will also show up.

      FYI: I just did a search for ashburn virginia dentists

      He must be using adwords, because his ad showed up #1.

      He seems to be #24 in the superpages. What that means is that
      his listing is not very good. He needs to emphasize dentist and
      dentistry. He also needs to pump up the reviews and get 5 star
      ratings. He has zero ratings on superpages.

      Google also takes ratings from yelp and other 3rd party listings.

      Paul
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    Yes I've claimed his places listing, filled out all of the info,etc. I guess I'll need to add more reviews to his superpages and yelp pages.
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    It also looks like he has 2 superpages listings and this listing has 1 positive review which was not pushed to his Google Places page...whys that?

    BLOO Dental in Ashburn, VA | 22855 Brambleton Plz, Ste 208, Ashburn, VA
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    • Profile picture of the author sammytoga
      Originally Posted by atrbiz View Post

      It also looks like he has 2 superpages listings and this listing has 1 positive review which was not pushed to his Google Places page...whys that?

      BLOO Dental in Ashburn, VA | 22855 Brambleton Plz, Ste 208, Ashburn, VA
      You need to make sure the addresses are the exact same on superpages as on your google places page. That's how G knows it is the same business. The thing that really with make the difference is Citations for the business. Make sure you sign him up for:
      • Insider Pages
      • Yelp
      • Judy's Book
      • Kudzu
      • Manta
      • Hotfrog
      • foursquare
      • yellow pages
      • dexknows
      This is a small list, but if you get him in all those, you should definitely see his business in the top 7
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  • Profile picture of the author jameshards
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    • The key is also getting lots of citations. These are listings of your business on other sites.

      Use this site to help you find them. You create an account and then search for citation sources. Then go to these sites and try to register for free with as many as you can and add your business. It is important that the details match your Google page exactly. E.g. exactly the same business name, phone number address etc. If these are different Google might not be able to match them and you won't get credit for them.

      These are the 'backlinks' of google places, so get as many as you can.

      whitespark.ca
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  • Profile picture of the author jsherloc
    That site above ^ has a lot of the local "goodies" listed. If you want a solid list, you can check out Local Lasso and click on the spreadsheet image, top right.

    Also, build some backlinks to those citation resources to give them some extra juice.

    -Jim
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    • Profile picture of the author Bobster0007
      I went back 3 pages and didnt find your GP page. I used your phone number to pull it up. Your page is better optimized than many that show up before you. Many of the GP pages dont even have a website. I think google has penalized you for some reason. Have you been posting reviews from the same IP addy? Something is going on there fo sho...
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  • Profile picture of the author terrapurus
    You just need to drill down into your market a bit more.

    Sorry ... could not resist. Oh come on ... did you think you were going to get away with not even one bad dentist joke?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bobster0007
      He has like 42 citations. Hes not showing up. I think hes been sand boxed for posting reviews from his computer.
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      • Profile picture of the author TheShark
        How recently was it optimized? If it was just optimized in last week or two, could take a little while to show and he might not be penalized, just awaiting google to move it.

        I have not looked at the site - just something I've seen. Had a great optimized site - best for the local profession - about 3 weeks after optimized, went from nowhere to #2, then about 3 weeks later #1.

        Just some thoughts.

        TheShark
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    • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
      Originally Posted by terrapurus View Post

      You just need to drill down into your market a bit more.

      Sorry ... could not resist. Oh come on ... did you think you were going to get away with not even one bad dentist joke?
      LOL. Funny.
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    Yes I'm confused as well. I've optimized his G Places page and he has tons of positive reviews. No I have not submitted "fake" reviews either, so I'm not sure why Google is not displaying it in the top of the results. What can I do about this? Anyone have a similar situation with a Google Places listing?
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    It's been over 2 weeks since I've updated his Google Places listing.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bobster0007
      Originally Posted by atrbiz View Post

      It's been over 2 weeks since I've updated his Google Places listing.
      meaning what exactly? was he ranked before your update?
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    Meaning it's been a few weeks since I've claimed/completed his listing. I think it might have to do with his Google Places listing as it says "Ashburn Dentist - Bloo Dental" maybe Google doesn't like the KW being in the listing title?
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    • Profile picture of the author Bobster0007
      I bet its because there is 2 separate listings for the same business and same address. This is a no no.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bobster0007
        I took a screen shot and will try to post an attachment here.
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  • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
    Weird. I thought I removed the duplicate listing a few weeks ago. I'll have to check again.
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  • Originally Posted by atrbiz View Post

    Hello Warriors!

    My brother owns a dental practice: bloo-dental.com and I've been trying to get his site ranked top in Google Places for the keyword: Ashburn Dentist

    He's got 36 reviews on his Google Places page.

    What am I missing?! Please HELP!
    You need to create high quality anchor text backlinks (using "Ashburn Dentist" as anchor text) and point those backlinks to the website that is ON the Google Places page, not the G Places page itself. Check out my sig. for more info about backlinks.

    Also, get the Same Citations that his competitors in the 7 Pack have. Place pictures & videos on the G Places page & label them with the keywords you want to rank for. Those are just a few tricks.
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    • Profile picture of the author atrbiz
      Originally Posted by strategic seo services View Post

      You need to create high quality anchor text backlinks (using "Ashburn Dentist" as anchor text) and point those backlinks to the website that is ON the Google Places page, not the G Places page itself. Check out my sig. for more info about backlinks.

      Also, get the Same Citations that his competitors in the 7 Pack have. Place pictures & videos on the G Places page & label them with the keywords you want to rank for. Those are just a few tricks.
      Yeah I've been building backlinks with Ashburn Dentist as anchor text to his main website. I will also work on getting the same citations his competitors have. thanks for the tips
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  • Profile picture of the author mgoddo
    Your listing isnt complete. Add 2 more videos and 10 photos...PM me and ill give you a couple more ideas
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  • Profile picture of the author buzz1212
    I suggest you go to "Whitespark" and pay the twenty bucks for one month access to their citation finder. It diggs deep into local/local E.G. chamber of commerce.local news, local groups, dentist associations ect.... I am in the dentist niche as well and I
    have come up with over 1400 citations in my area and the surrounding areas. Now I
    just need to outsource these at $2/hr.
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  • Profile picture of the author dudeshane01
    Ahmed Bro, you need to think of it as a simple web page too.
    Optimize the titles and description, if possible, even the reviews, for keywords. Throwing in a couple of good backlinks will never hurt, just like for any normal website.
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