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    How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?

    I decided to do a test. There was a dentist that was keyword stuffing and listing her business title as "Leesburg Dentist". Clearly not her practice name. I updated the listing to list her proper name (Dr Deirdra B Kokel DDS) and decided to check today to see what impact it made.

    What I found was a bit strange. In the Local Finder, she's still listed as 2nd (same as before) BUT she vanished from the SERP on Google.com. I've often wondered what causes there to be a disconnect (when a business is in the top 3 in the Local Finder yet not in the 3-pack) and am now wondering if there is a lag on the Local Finder or something.

    Anyone run across anything similar?

    Local Finder: https://www.google.com/search?q=dent...12784128519561


    Google.com: https://www.google.com/search?q=dent...Vlc2J1cmcsIFZB

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    Re: How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?

    Hey Joy,

    When did Google update the name?
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    Re: How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?

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    Re: How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?

    Hi Joy,

    For the KW: "dentist leesburg VA", I'm seeing her in the #1 posting for organic and #2 for local. I attached a screenshot.

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    Re: How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?

    I used Bright Local's tool (https://www.brightlocal.com/local-se...sults-checker/), set my location to Leesburg, VA and searched "Dentist Leesburg VA" and I get this (attached). Can you do that same thing and tell me if you see what I see?How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?-dentist-leesburg-va-google-search-may-26.jpg

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    Re: How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?

    I see the same thing. Just to clarify, I did the search on Google Chrome Incognito. I'm in California - which may or may not matter.

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    Re: How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?

    Search location has a huge impact. When you say you see the same thing, did you mean when you use Bright Local you see the same thing as me when setting your location to Leesburg, VA?

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    Re: How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?

    Hi,

    I see the same thing on both: #1 in Organic, and #2 in Local.

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    Re: How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?

    Now I'm seeing the same thing as you. So strange.

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    Re: How Much Does Keyword Stuffing Impact Ranking?

    Using the BL tool set to Leesburg, VA, I get:

    Search term "Dentist Leesburg VA": #2 local, #1 organic
    "Dentist": #30 local, #1 organic
    "Leesburg VA Dentist": #5 local, #5 organic
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