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    Local Listing Ranking Factor


    How to Increase Local Listing Ranking can we discuss together.
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    There are currently 2 different local ranking algos, but the one that's most common right now is the 'blended' algo.

    With the blended algo there are in my estimation about 300 ranking factors. The most important of which are regular organic ranking factors.

    Yes you need citations and reviews help some. And you also need a well optimized Google+ Local page that is free of violations.
    (Google is penalizing non-compliant listings in a variety of ways which includes more aggressive ranking penalties.)

    So again you need to have everything above well optimized, but what moves the needle most is doing an exceptional job of LOCALIZED on-site SEO.

    David Mihm's Local Ranking Factors is pretty much considered the bible for SEO, so if you want to learn more I'd study this doc in detail.

    What else do you guys think is important?
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    My place page title does not include any keyword and location .So can they be one of the ranking factor?
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    The Place page title CAN'T include KW and city unless that's actually part of the name. The title field can only include business name.

    Adding KW and location there is the #1 reason listings get suspended.

    So even though it may be a bit of a ranking factor, you can't just add it to boost ranking or can get busted and removed.
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    Google recent zagat acquisition totally change google local optimization process that google used earlier.. Now google more focus on the Reviews and the listing of the business with correct details in famous citations sites ( like hotfrog,yellowpages,bing business etc).
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    Google rules and regulation has been changed totally so its depends on the preferences of website owners what they adopts strategies to check local listing ranking factors. Local marketing got success and greatly depends on the abilities of the website owners or business owners. Carefully follow to Google rules and its policies.
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    Originally Posted by mitchellparker
    Google rules and regulation has been changed totally so its depends on the preferences of website owners what they adopts strategies to check local listing ranking factors. Local marketing got success and greatly depends on the abilities of the website owners or business owners. Carefully follow to Google rules and its policies.
    It has been assumed that Google updates its ranking after every 3 to 5 months.
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    What is citation? And how i have to use it? Can i use it only for Local Keywords? Can any one show me the example of it?
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    Originally Posted by jeremyclark
    What is citation? And how i have to use it? Can i use it only for Local Keywords? Can any one show me the example of it?
    citations are considered to be web documents with the businesses critical location information. That is summarized to equal Name, Address, and Phone Number or NAP.

    For instance:

    Name: John's Bike Store
    Address: 100 Main Street,
    Metropolis, NY, 10004
    Phone Number: 914 -333-1235
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    I've found that Google is giving more and more weight to your Google+ page, plus I'm finding that all things being equal it is easier to get ranked when you post on your Google+ or Google+ Local page.
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    I've been a part of the annual David Mihm report on Local Ranking factors. He just distributed his annual questionnaire. We'll see what the aggregated number of "experts" (I like to call us observers) have to say in a few weeks. Here is last year's report: Local Search Ranking Factors | Local SEO Best Practices for Ranking in Google +Local

    Things keep changing.
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    my query too is related to local listings:
    I have registered my site with google plus and also google places and also confirmed the listings, yet i cant see my business address in Google Search results.
    Please Help!!
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    Use Google map.

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    Originally Posted by CatalysteMarketing
    There are currently 2 different local ranking algos, but the one that's most common right now is the 'blended' algo.

    With the blended algo there are in my estimation about 300 ranking factors. The most important of which are regular organic ranking factors.

    Yes you need citations and reviews help some. And you also need a well optimized Google+ Local page that is free of violations.
    (Google is penalizing non-compliant listings in a variety of ways which includes more aggressive ranking penalties.)

    So again you need to have everything above well optimized, but what moves the needle most is doing an exceptional job of LOCALIZED on-site SEO.

    David Mihm's Local Ranking Factors is pretty much considered the bible for SEO, so if you want to learn more I'd study this doc in detail.

    What else do you guys think is important?
    David Mihm's survey is definitely a great source of information, thanks for sharing it, I didn't know about it.

    Do you guys think that more business listings will lead to at least minor improvement of the page ranking? Let's say I want to add my page to as much as possible online platforms like local.yahoo.com, foursquare etc.
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