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    Can you rank for Google Local AND first page organic?

    I'm asking this because I have a client site that is no where to be found for his homepage and my SEO guy is stumped.

    One issue was google was showing the mobile site higher in the rankings than the main one. Very strange.

    My SEO guy has gone over and over this and he can't figure out why my client isn't at least on the first 2 pages, as the term is not terribly competitive, and I've loaded the site with great content AND videos. Way more than any of his competitors.

    Chime in anyone.

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    Re: Can you rank for google local AND first page organic?

    Mike, the answer to your question in the post title is yes.

    Can't help with specific issues unless links are provided.
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    Re: Can you rank for google local AND first page organic?

    That confirmed what I already thought, but unfortunately I can't expose my client in here. Bummer, as I'm sure with all the great "heads" in here, there would be some solid conclusions I'm guessing.

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    Re: Can you rank for google local AND first page organic?

    I wish you guys would say Places, Maps... or something other than "local."

    To answer your question, you can absolutely rank #1 in places and organically. Nowhere near enough details about your situation... do you guys know where sit on the trustrank scale, age, etc....?

    National branded site attempting to rank an inner page for a city? Or entirely geo focused site?

    Rank a parasite in the meantime... Get inbound leads now, and squeeze competitors out of the market later. Win Win.
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    Re: Can you rank for google local AND first page organic?

    Well, I thought it was Google Places now called Google+ Local.

    Anyways rank for Google+ Local business listing (7 pack) and organic.

    Geo focused site.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Justice View Post
    I wish you guys would say Places, Maps... or something other than "local."

    To answer your question, you can absolutely rank #1 in places and organically. Nowhere near enough details about your situation... do you guys know where sit on the trustrank scale, age, etc....?

    National branded site attempting to rank an inner page for a city? Or entirely geo focused site?

    Rank a parasite in the meantime... Get inbound leads now, and squeeze competitors out of the market later. Win Win.

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    Re: Can you rank for google local AND first page organic?

    The answer to the question is yes. But I have seen more often the home page ranking in G+ local and an interior page of the same website ranking on the first page in organic. Are you trying to rank an interior page or the home page?

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    Re: Can you rank for google local AND first page organic?

    Homepage for both.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Ysais View Post
    The answer to the question is yes. But I have seen more often the home page ranking in G+ local and an interior page of the same website ranking on the first page in organic. Are you trying to rank an interior page or the home page?

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    Re: Can you rank for google local AND first page organic?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Justice View Post
    I wish you guys would say Places, Maps... or something other than "local."
    I hear you Matt. But hey, don't hate the playa's, hate the game. Google has made the naming game somewhat of a cluster#$%^.
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    Re: Can you rank for google local AND first page organic?

    LOL, the way things are at the moment, whatever answer you give to any question, Google will show a rogue listing that disproves your expert opinion somewhere!

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    Re: Can you rank for google local AND first page organic?

    Hi Marie,

    I just heard from another G+ expert the same thing you stated.

    That you can rank for the homepage for one of the listings (either G+Local or organic), but the other first page ranking will not be the same URL, for example the homepage.

    Does this sound correct?

    Meaning, google will not ranking the homepage URL for both G+ Local (Maps) AND organic.

    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Marie Ysais View Post
    The answer to the question is yes. But I have seen more often the home page ranking in G+ local and an interior page of the same website ranking on the first page in organic. Are you trying to rank an interior page or the home page?

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