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    Question Keyword + Location VS Keyword

    I have a relatively new local business.

    When searching google using Keyword + Location I see my site on the 2nd page. But if I just use only the keyword my site is nowhere to be found.

    Need advice so my site shows up when just using the keyword.
    What are your thoughts?

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    Re: Keyword + Location VS Keyword

    Anyone?

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    Re: Keyword + Location VS Keyword

    I think that's a different algo and it's one I've never made time to figure out.

    It's important because I believe a large majority of consumers search for KW only with no city. I've just never made time to tackle it.
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    Re: Keyword + Location VS Keyword

    Thanks for the reply Linda, I'm glad I'm not the only one!

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    Re: Keyword + Location VS Keyword

    Can you give an example (or the specific) keyword you're referring to? If the keyword doesn't have local intent, you have zero chance of ranking unless you have a lot of time and money to rank for it.

    If it does have local intent...say something like "plumbers" then it's the normal stuff you need to focus on when it comes to organic SEO - high quality content, well optimized site, awesome off-page SEO, reviews, shares, likes, etc. etc.

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    Re: Keyword + Location VS Keyword

    I tend to have the opposite results on several occasions.

    If I search for "keyword" I rank very well, when I search "city keyword" or "keyword city" the rankings are worse.

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    Re: Keyword + Location VS Keyword

    Local SEO is not just Generic SEO with Location added in anchortext

    You are ranking for Keyword+location because most probably you have implemented a Generic SEO approach by targeting you content using backlinks + anchortext ( Keyword + Location )

    My suggestion for you is to optimize all your content for keyword only and to send the Location signals to Google by having a Local SEO approach.

    This will help you to target local audiences searching for keyword only.

    You shall check the next thread where I have posted a screenshot from Google trends on this

    http://localsearchforum.catalystemar...html#post19747
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    Re: Keyword + Location VS Keyword

    Quote Originally Posted by sergiuliano View Post
    Local SEO is not just Generic SEO with Location added in anchortext

    My suggestion for you is to optimize all your content for keyword only and to send the Location signals to Google by having a Local SEO approach.

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    Thanks for your reply. I don't understand the above statement. How do I "...send the Location signals to Google by having a Local SEO approach"?

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    Re: Keyword + Location VS Keyword

    This may be too obvious but are you searching from the same location the listing is optimized for?

    What query are you using? Is it plural or singular? Like said above, Google tries to cypher your search intent and they may use very subtle cues from the searcher to do this.

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    Re: Keyword + Location VS Keyword

    Quote Originally Posted by painperdu View Post
    This may be too obvious but are you searching from the same location the listing is optimized for?

    What query are you using? Is it plural or singular? Like said above, Google tries to cypher your search intent and they may use very subtle cues from the searcher to do this.
    Thanks for your reply painperdu. Yes, I am searching the same location I am optimizing for. Searching "plumber".

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