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    Google Local Search


    Is there any way, or point, to optimize for Google local results?

    It seems like it just serves up listings based on the proximity of your business to the zip you input, so once you are listed that is pretty much all you can do.

    I would like some expert opinions on this though, so if anyone has any thoughts I'd love to heard them.

    Thanks.
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    1. Make sure you have your keyword phrase and location in the content; ie red widgets, toronto, or zesty pork barbecue, Memphis or zesty port barbecue tennessee.

    2. have your address and phone number on most or all relevant pages on the site.

    3. use titles that reflect your keyword and location;

    4. get anchor text with the local region(s)

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    Originally Posted by roadhouse
    Is there any way, or point, to optimize for Google local results?
    There's definately a point to it I certainly would ASAP - but I'm not sure how and it servers up so weird results i.e. "hotels Bristol" results in: http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&q=hotels&near=Bristol,+UK &sa=X&oi=localr

    Which lists The Clifton Beauty Co as the top result - pretty sure that's not a hotel....

    Regards, S

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