Difficult to rank sites for local search terms?

by D37
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I'm just wondering how difficult it is to rank for local keyword terms... what has been your backlinking like when trying to get someone on the first page for local terms?
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  • Profile picture of the author Fadiz
    it depends on the market and the location for example if you doing seo for plumbing company in LA it might be little harder than less competitive industry however overall its easy, as far as today I got 100% success rate for SEO.

    Try to focus on google maps, it's fairly easy to rank high
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    • Profile picture of the author D37
      Originally Posted by Fadiz View Post

      it depends on the market and the location for example if you doing seo for plumbing company in LA it might be little harder than less competitive industry however overall its easy, as far as today I got 100% success rate for SEO.

      Try to focus on google maps, it's fairly easy to rank high
      Is google maps, google places?
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  • Profile picture of the author KenL
    Generally, pretty easy but really depends on your competition. Is it easy or hard to outrank them? Right now I've got an EMD in carpet cleaning city showing up recently on the bottom of page 1. Site has no backlinks, zero, I had forgotten all about this site and have only done proper on page seo and no offpage. Was pleasantly surprised to see it showing up all of a sudden. That's due to the weak competition...some of them don't even have the right keywords on page.
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    • Profile picture of the author D37
      Originally Posted by KenL View Post

      Generally, pretty easy but really depends on your competition. Is it easy or hard to outrank them? Right now I've got an EMD in carpet cleaning city showing up recently on the bottom of page 1. Site has no backlinks, zero, I had forgotten all about this site and have only done proper on page seo and no offpage. Was pleasantly surprised to see it showing up all of a sudden. That's due to the weak competition...some of them don't even have the right keywords on page.
      Impressive. How do you determine whether the competition is too difficult or not? Do you go by PR / total backlinks of the competition?
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      • Profile picture of the author KenL
        Originally Posted by D37 View Post

        Impressive. How do you determine whether the competition is too difficult or not? Do you go by PR / total backlinks of the competition?
        Backlinks, assuming they are ranking in top positions already, then their on page is already well optimized. Few years back my one page website pr0 was outranking 2 sites with pr2. That was because I had more backlinks than they did. I use to get a kick out of showing people how my crappy one page site is able to get top ranking, but my competition are tougher now.
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        • Profile picture of the author Teez
          Originally Posted by mrsvirtualassistant View Post

          First of all, you must choose your keywords carefully. Add your site to local business directories and list your business in Google Maps. Use a description that clearly defines what you do. Ask your customers to write reviews about products and ask for feedback. Add printable coupons to your listing.
          Originally Posted by Fadiz View Post

          it depends on the market and the location for example if you doing seo for plumbing company in LA it might be little harder than less competitive industry however overall its easy, as far as today I got 100% success rate for SEO.

          Try to focus on google maps, it's fairly easy to rank high

          Hi guys when you say when you say google maps do you mean as in when doing Google palces seo?

          As at the mo I'm only very familair with organic seo
          eg getting variety of backlinks for say ''plumber in london''.

          So kinda confused by the maps suggestions :confused:
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          • Profile picture of the author Fadiz
            Originally Posted by Teez View Post

            Hi guys when you say when you say google maps do you mean as in when doing Google palces seo?

            As at the mo I'm only very familair with organic seo
            eg getting variety of backlinks for say ''plumber in london''.

            So kinda confused by the maps suggestions :confused:
            Yes by saying google maps I mean google places its pretty much the same thing.
            I normally link to the place page from the contact page on my client site and of course I embed a map as well.
            It's important to optimize the place page, use every single option, add images, video, categories.... etc
            btw I found that my clients like to have this 5 gold stars for that you need minimum on 5 reviews, i'm sure you can be creative there and find a way how to make those reviews to be positive
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  • Profile picture of the author samual james
    Its pretty easier to get ranking with local keywords. Try to create Google local listing and some citation for that listing. You will surely get good position
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    It totally depend upon your niche target market whether your local keywords is very busy in search engine then not possible. I would recommend you that take phrases keywords then go to competition keywords
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    • Profile picture of the author NexScience
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      • First of all, you must choose your keywords carefully. Add your site to local business directories and list your business in Google Maps. Use a description that clearly defines what you do. Ask your customers to write reviews about products and ask for feedback. Add printable coupons to your listing.
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  • Profile picture of the author eurekapsycrille
    There is only a slight difference when you are trying to rank websites for local search terms. You can just simply target local keywords or local terms. For example, if you are targeting a keyword "real estate" and you are in the Philippines, you can make it as "Philippine Real Estate" or "Real Estate Philippines".

    About building links to it, you can just do what you usually does in keyword targeting. If you are going to target money keywords, better to start with an article or press release together with some web 2.0 properties for promotion and buffer pages.

    Buffer pages will serve to you as filter in blasting thousands of links at a time specially if you are using some backlink services. Big sites like squidoo and hub can manage thousands of links, that's why you don't have to worry about getting penalized or something relative to it at first.

    This is a great step for targeting local keywords because the competition is not that stiff compare to global terms. Though it still depends, the reality is still there that targeting local keywords is quite easy compare to global ones.


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  • Profile picture of the author Eugeanne
    Actually, when it comes to keyword ranking, nothing is impossible if you're the ding the right medium for it. The best example for that is my keyword "Educational Travel." I've been working on it for about two and half weeks. I've started from scratch and now I'm having a good progress, that is because I'm doing the right moves to build it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author jhonybravo222
    It totally depends upon market and geographical location. I have employed both onsite optimization and offsite optimization strategies, you can also use google places for your local business.
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