Backlinks to Google place page?????????

by Ellen2
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Hey
I just noticed that my competitors have a lot of backlinks to their Google places page.
Is it make any diffrent with better ranking?
All my backlinks building is focus og backlinks to my main websites but its much more important for me to rang hight on Google places/ maps?
Am im doing something wrong?
#backlinks #google #page #place
  • Profile picture of the author Greg Beddor
    Are your competitors ranking well? I bet they are. Otherwise you wouldn't be asking this question about linking over to a CID page. IMO if you have the resources to pull it off it's a good idea to link back over to your places page from as many different sources as you can.

    Try it out on a niche specific mini site hosted on another server. Make sure it's all unique content and then repeat with more. PM me if you want to see an example.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellen2
    Yes they are. But they are ranking well for the organic results also. So i dont know if they are ranking good on Google places because of the good ranking in the organic results and the amount og reviews they have ??
    I didnt know untill know that backlinks to the Google places page have any impact on the ranking. I was sure i suppose to focus only on the backlinks to the website.
    And to be honest i didnt really understood from your answer if it does have some impact.
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  • Profile picture of the author ThatAblaze
    Google places is good for targeting your site to a specific area. If you are selling something to your town then you want to geo-locate yourself, and if you're selling to the whole internet then ignore geo-location.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellen2
    Ok if i wasnt clear before this is my question- To improve my ranking in Google place- Should i focus on getting backlinks to my website or to my Google place page? or to both of them? Until now i biult my limcks to my website but after i saw that my competitor have backlinks to their Google page its make me think about it - maybe im doing something wrong.
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    • Profile picture of the author Greg Beddor
      Originally Posted by Ellen2 View Post

      Somebody have an answer for me?
      Focus on getting authoritative links to your homepage. Don't go nuts linking over to your CID page but it's still a good practice to reference that CID page from your site or perhaps a mini site you own.

      The Google places listing will get a solid boost if you list your website at all of the 7 directories that GetListed.org recommends.

      Have you tried Getlisted yet? It's free.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ellen2
    Somebody have an answer for me?
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  • Profile picture of the author tryinghard
    get citations and good reviews thats all
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  • Profile picture of the author ishuvonet
    You shoud focus in getting backlinks to your main site and you also need a good amount of reviews behind your site to get a good position.
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    • Profile picture of the author paulgl
      Backlinks don't do a thing for google places.

      It's all about location and relevance, followed
      by what rankings they glean.

      Organic search results for webpages is another
      animal.

      Anyone who talks about google places and getting
      backlinks is nuts, or has no idea just what google
      places is.

      It would totally defeat the purpose of google places.

      Paul
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      • Profile picture of the author nik0
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        Originally Posted by paulgl View Post

        Backlinks don't do a thing for google places.

        It's all about location and relevance, followed
        by what rankings they glean.

        Organic search results for webpages is another
        animal.

        Anyone who talks about google places and getting
        backlinks is nuts, or has no idea just what google
        places is.

        It would totally defeat the purpose of google places.

        Paul
        Not sure if I understand you correctly but in case you mean that backlinks to the own website won't increase the Google Places ranking in the normal search results then you are wrong.

        I ranked 2 clients from the bottom of the Google Places search result page all the way to the top.

        While doing so they didn't got any extra reviews and their adress/location didnt change either.
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  • Profile picture of the author indybail
    With Venice now in place I would optimize my web page for Venice factors over the Places listing.
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  • Profile picture of the author fitz10
    Getting links to your GP page should have no impact on its ranking. Focus on building backlinks to your actual webpage and getting citations as well as optimizing your GP profile and getting reviews.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rajinder
    Hi Guys,
    I have question here.
    If I want to get my google places on first page on particular keyword then what shoul I do?
    Thanks
    Ricky
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    • Profile picture of the author nik0
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      Originally Posted by Rajinder View Post

      Hi Guys,
      I have question here.
      If I want to get my google places on first page on particular keyword then what shoul I do?
      Thanks
      Ricky
      You should show up automatically when all is well, you might have to get some reviews first and some citations, once you have that you can build links to your moneysite using the Cityname + keyword as anchor.
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  • Profile picture of the author whitehat2
    Do local listing like local directory submissions and local classified ad submissions with exact address and phone no that u have got in your places page.. Use title exactly as company name that u have used in the google maps listing.. If u follow this, u would get some improvement in your maps listing..
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  • Profile picture of the author icyimp
    Back links to your main page are the ones to concentrate on. But there are some tricks with Google Local listings which are very helpful. You need to use as much images as you can, name files with your keywords. Just Google the tips and tune you local listing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Coudriet
    Citations, reviews and location are the biggies for GP as well as optimizing the listing itself. We do not build backlinks to GP pages and we do pretty well. Focus on making the site the authority site in their market with links and content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Nguyen
    Backlinking to google places pages won't work as Google has instructed the spiders to not follow the places page. Learn more about robots.txt
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