#1
  1. No Profile Picture
    Contributing User
    SEO Chat Discoverer (100 - 499 posts)

    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    210
    Rep Power
    24

    Local City SEO in Canada - Google Places


    Hi everyone,

    I was wondering how ordinary global seo differs than localized seo and ranking on Google Places? What type of onsite and offsite seo would help benefit and increase my odds of ranking to the top of Google maps.

    Here is a prime example:

    http://i1311.photobucket.com/albums/s664/d99999/localseo-1.png

    The top site has less of a score and reviews than the others so I suppose that's not a ranking factor.

    Would it be more helpful if the domain was registered in .ca if I were to rank in Canada? I noticed in the above example, the site is .ca and the rest below are .com. Number 2 and 3 have a much bigger and better link profile, I'm wondering if the .ca is what is giving #1 that edge.

    Would hosting the website in Canada increase my odds in ranking? In the example above, the site is hosted in U.S but I'm wondering if hosting localization matters?

    When backlinking, would it be better to get links from Toronto websites or websites in Canada as opposed to worldwide?

    What other suggestions/tips can be given?

    Thanks
    Last edited by ddzc; Nov 17th, 2012 at 06:52 PM.
  2. #2
  3. No Profile Picture
    Registered User
    SEO Chat Explorer (0 - 99 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    5
    Rep Power
    0
    Both owning a .ca domain and a Canadian IP will help you rank better in Canada overall. As for linking, it's best you get links from Canadian websites as well, but not exclusively.
  4. #3
  5. No Profile Picture
    Registered User
    SEO Chat Explorer (0 - 99 posts)

    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    1
    Rep Power
    0
    do work on .ca domain and a canadian ip.
  6. #4
  7. Agency SEO
    SEO Chat Mastermind (5000+ posts)

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    6,130
    Rep Power
    2827
    when did Canada get computers?

Similar Threads

  1. Why I fear Google sitemaps...
    By rjonesx in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: Aug 27th, 2005, 01:01 AM
  2. Googleguy speaks! Some good clarifications
    By thewormman in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: Jun 4th, 2005, 02:01 AM
  3. Google PageRank Outage On Google Toolbar
    By SeoPool in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jun 1st, 2005, 12:38 AM
  4. Letter To Google About Non-Relevant Results
    By Sweat in forum Google Optimization
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: Feb 5th, 2005, 02:12 PM

IMN logo majestic logo threadwatch logo seochat tools logo