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Old 07-20-2012, 11:19 PM   #1
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ranking in google places. our website has way way way more original content than 95% of our competitors. 2-3 blogs a week. but almost never ranked on first page in google places. i even see fly by night contractors ranking higher than us. whats up with this?
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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Have you filled out all of the fields and added pictures and videos to your Google places page?

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There is no such thing as places anymore.
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/\ exactly.. as of like a week ago wasn't it?!
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Google+Local is all about reviews. Filling out your info is important but if you want to rank then get more reviews than everyone else. Make sure however that your reviews actually come from actual customers because Google is spending millions on creative ways to verify these.
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Google+Local is all about reviews. Filling out your info is important but if you want to rank then get more reviews than everyone else. Make sure however that your reviews actually come from actual customers because Google is spending millions on creative ways to verify these.
Ya we got real reviews and way more than the competitors. Still no dice
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Make sure however that your reviews actually come from actual customers because Google is spending millions on creative ways to verify these.
Hopefully that's one thing Google+ Local will be better at doing.
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Ya we got real reviews and way more than the competitors. Still no dice
What terms are you saerching to see how your page shows up?
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Ya we got real reviews and way more than the competitors. Still no dice
Perhaps you have been black listed for fraudulent reviews or some other black hat technique. Does your page show up at all?
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Rather than rehash what others have done a better job of explaining I'll refer you to David Mihm and Andrew Shotland, they both have websites and blogs focusing on local search.

Mihm recently did a local search ranking factor publication. It's written for the search industry but he does a good job of explaining the concepts.
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Perhaps you have been black listed for fraudulent reviews or some other black hat technique. Does your page show up at all?
Yes our page shows. It shows organically on first page. But that doesnt mean much bc it gets flooded by 5-6 google places listing.
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Yes our page shows. It shows organically on first page. But that doesnt mean much bc it gets flooded by 5-6 google places listing.
I meant your +local page.
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We've had problems ranking high in local as well. How do you guys get people to leave reviews for you?
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How old is your site, it took mine about 10 months and then it did very well.
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Call or send email asking them to write one.
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I just ask all of them. I would say 1 in 15 actually do. You can offer them $$ too but I haven't stooped that low yet.
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How old is your site, it took mine about 10 months and then it did very well.
Our site has been registered since early 2005, late 2004. It has been updated about 8 times, the layout that is.
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I just ask all of them. I would say 1 in 15 actually do. You can offer them $$ too but I haven't stooped that low yet.
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