Local Marketing Summit banner  below header new

User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  1
Likes Likes:  1
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Member Since
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    11
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Similar City Names BUT Two Different Countries

    Hi,

    I have came across a strange organic search scenario.
    Though, I see it as an opportunity

    Clients main keyword is "Personal Trainer Cleveland", Which is in qld australia.
    The TOP results in organic are from "Cleveland Ohio".

    Are there any extra step that can help us rank quickly in organic?
    We are also implementing proper schema markup, what else we could do?

    Thanks

  2. Local Marketing Summit banner in thread
  3. #2
    Member Since
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    1,701
    Thanks (Received)
    90
    Likes (Received)
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Similar City Names BUT Two Different Countries

    If you're searching on Google it should come back correctly. I just tried it and got results from the Cleveland in Australia.

    If you're searching on Google.com it will default to the USA.
    Joy Hawkins
    Owner of Sterling Sky
    Author of The Expert's Guide to Local SEO [, a 260+ page training manual that is updated monthly and contains advanced tips and tactics for Local SEO that actually work and drive results.

  4. Likes djbaxter liked this post
  5. #3
    Member Since
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    11
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Similar City Names BUT Two Different Countries

    Hi Joy,

    Thanks for the reply.

    This is what i am getting searching from google.com.au

    Name:  Screen Shot 2018-08-03 at 2.19.52 am.jpg
Views: 26
Size:  114.0 KB

  6. #4
    Member Since
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    11
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Similar City Names BUT Two Different Countries

    This is what i am getting from Adword Preview tool i have set the location to the exact zip code 4163.

    Name:  adword-preview-qld.jpg
Views: 20
Size:  61.9 KB

    And this is what i am getting from my rank tracking.

    Name:  serp-track.jpg
Views: 19
Size:  26.2 KB

    I am gonna ask the client to send me the screenshots of couple of keywords.

  7. #5
    Member Since
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    1,701
    Thanks (Received)
    90
    Likes (Received)
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Re: Similar City Names BUT Two Different Countries

    It's important to make sure it's searching Google but also that the location of the searcher is coming from within Cleveland in Australia. If you don't do both you'll likely see US results.

    I used View Google Search Results from any Location in any Country and set my country to Australia and the city to Cleveland QLD and it looked fine.

    I would avoid the Ad Preview Tool for checking local rankings - it's super inaccurate for anything non-ads.

    This is the search URL of the result I get with Bright Local's tool:
    cleveland personal training - Google Search
    Joy Hawkins
    Owner of Sterling Sky
    Author of The Expert's Guide to Local SEO [, a 260+ page training manual that is updated monthly and contains advanced tips and tactics for Local SEO that actually work and drive results.

  8. Thanks talhaawan thanked this post

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-05-2017, 05:13 AM
  2. Replies: 15
    Last Post: 02-17-2017, 02:43 PM
  3. Difference between two similar queries
    By Eric Rohrback in forum Google Local
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-17-2015, 07:09 PM
  4. City's alternative names
    By Ray Trustlink in forum Local Search
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-27-2014, 03:22 AM
  5. Demand Force and other similar companies
    By sodomojo in forum Local Reviews
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-18-2013, 03:49 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
GradeUs above footer new