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    Your best Local Search ranking advice? In just one sentence. GO!

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    In just one sentence, what is your best Local Search ranking advice? GO!


    I wanted to start a group brainstorming thread with the best short local search pointers.

    Share a ONE sentence tip! (But after your sentence can add more details if you like.)

    I'll share the 1st 2 (related) pieces of advice - in the next post below.

    Then it's YOUR turn!

    Inspired by: In just one sentence, what is your best SEO advice? - On Linked in. (1300+ one sentence tips)

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    Re: Your best Local Search ranking advice? In just one sentence. GO!

    My Best Google Local Ranking Advice - In 2 Sentences...

    1. Find out what Google likes and GIVE it to her!
    (Note: "Her" means the Google Local algo. Proof it's a she!)

    What does she like??? Relevance. Popularity. Proximity. Location Trust. Correct & Consistent NAP. Citations. Reviews. Unique Content. Good Earned Links. Mobile Sites. Fast Sites. User interaction. (Click through & stick rates) Activity. (Updated content on website, blog, G+ posts and new social mentions)


    2. Find out what Google HATEs and don't do it!

    What does she hate??? Spam. Violations. Duplicate Listings. Inconsistent Citations. Keyword Repetition. Fake Locations. Virtual Offices. Slow Sites. Spammy Sites. Bad Backlinks. (To name just a few.)


    dividermulti


    OK YOUR TURN!


    Your Best Google Local Ranking Advice - In One Sentence... GO!



    Just do one sentence if it's self explanatory. Don't need to explain.
    (Examples: Don't spam. Or... Keep your NAP consistent.)

    BUT if you want to add more details or expand on your tip like I did, feel free!
    (And if not a member here or it's easier - feel free to post answer on my Google+ post instead.)
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    Re: Your best Local Search ranking advice? In just one sentence. GO!

    1. Admit that Google has all the power, and make your plans accordingly.
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    Re: Your best Local Search ranking advice? In just one sentence. GO!

    Start with a 301 redirect.

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    Re: Your best Local Search ranking advice? In just one sentence. GO!

    Good ones Colleen and Matt. Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Your best Local Search ranking advice? In just one sentence. GO!

    Tip from the Local Search Pros Community

    Terry Power

    Optimize your consistent local directory listings with geo-tagged images.
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    Re: Your best Local Search ranking advice? In just one sentence. GO!

    If you have a local business that ranks well in the Local Pack on Google Maps, do everything in your power to avoid moving to a new location and address.

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    Re: Your best Local Search ranking advice? In just one sentence. GO!

    Ease up on having a narrow focus and remember to step back on a regular basis to see the broader picture.

    I really wanted to say RUN, but I know she (Google) would chase me down and beat me.

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    Re: Your best Local Search ranking advice? In just one sentence. GO!

    Haha Jeff and Justin...

    I wondered when someone would start injecting some humor into this.

    But LOL on the RUN comment Justin!
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    Re: Your best Local Search ranking advice? In just one sentence. GO!

    New tip at the Pro Community.

    Chad Eisenhart

    Relevant content focused on the product or service the client offers.
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