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    Re: I dont get why this one ranks so high

    It's not just about links. Even name mentions surrounded by relevant content counts.

    Like this, highly targeted: Cleaning Services in Atlanta GA by Nook & Cranny Maid Services

    They also have a BBB and Chamber of Commerce listing, highly authoritative.

    And at least one other site. See Nook mentioned at bottom of page and many times throughout the site. About Us - Personal Touch

    Err... wait, maybe the site developer just stole a lot of copy from other sites.
    That site is Florida area code. But sometimes it says call us with Nook's # in Atlanta. And that company is PersonalTouch but in one place it says "Sharp Sparkle represents Huntington Beach’s most referred house cleaning company."

    Anyway, thought maybe that site carried some weight, but now I don't know. Maybe it's just a fake business or lead gen site. I have not idea.
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    Re: I dont get why this one ranks so high

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    It's not just about links. Even name mentions surrounded by relevant content counts.

    Like this, highly targeted: Cleaning Services in Atlanta GA by Nook & Cranny Maid Services

    They also have a BBB and Chamber of Commerce listing, highly authoritative.

    And at least one other site. See Nook mentioned at bottom of page and many times throughout the site. About Us - Personal Touch

    Err... wait, maybe the site developer just stole a lot of copy from other sites.
    That site is Florida area code. But sometimes it says call us with Nook's # in Atlanta. And that company is PersonalTouch but in one place it says "Sharp Sparkle represents Huntington Beach’s most referred house cleaning company."

    Anyway, thought maybe that site carried some weight, but now I don't know. Maybe it's just a fake business or lead gen site. I have not idea.

    Oh the Irony !

    That content is stolen from my site ! The top part of the about us section and checklist.

    time to report a dmca I guess.
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    Re: I dont get why this one ranks so high

    OMG. What a coincidence! Go get 'em!
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    Re: I dont get why this one ranks so high

    Quote Originally Posted by JimFranco View Post
    Do you all think maybe they are buying domains and 301 redirects to the site ?
    They could. But Majestic picks those up. Unless they blocked Majestic.

    Again, given their on-page SEO quality, I think those strategies are a little advanced for them.
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    Re: I dont get why this one ranks so high

    Lots of stuff on this one, and lots of head scratching at the end of it.

    The sitemap has invalid headers - who knows if Google's even reading it.
    Nothing in the robots.txt blocking crawlers (doesn't mean they can't be doing this via .htaccess or a server firewall).

    Limited links as mentioned by others;
    skilledcleaners.com link is a nofollow also - so not much flowing there

    I really only see TWO places linking to them;
    topalternate.com
    What are the Prices of condos and homes in Atlanta? | Atlanta home prices, Intown Atlanta Real Estate | Homes For Sale | Intown Atlanta Home Selling Resource (3 separate links)
    But even then, the citation flow is in the 6-10 out of 100 - so minimal there.

    Titles and Description tags are definitely not optimized, but that doesn't' appear to be making too much of a difference either.

    They do have a site that's nearly 7 years old.

    Nothing listed for categories in Google, no photos to speak of, but they do have a TON of reviews!

    Facebook is limited to only 15 people liking the page and 3 reviews.

    There's something shady going on!
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    Re: I dont get why this one ranks so high

    As I was reading this, a question came to mind.

    Do you suppose, in the light of no other evidence, Google is using the domain age to decide which site is the originator of the content? And thereby docking younger sites for nicking content when it could really be the older site doing the stealing?
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