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    "irvine homes for sale" 1st blended has no website and bare G+L

    I would love any insight into how these guys are ranking 1 in the 7 pack

    Key phrase: irvine homes for sale
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    https://plus.google.com/105517698446...05/about?hl=en
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    none that I can find

    I am new but this just doesn't look right to me.

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    Re: "irvine homes for sale" 1st blended has no website and bare G+L

    Hi Jamie,

    Welcome and thanks for adding a great ranking puzzle!

    This one's a little odd. Not because there is no website. You can rank in Google blended with no website. It is a little odd for a siteless listing to rank A for this competitive of a KW though.

    But it ranks at least in part because it's keyword stuffed. That title is a complete violation, but sadly he's gotten away with it so far and having the words Irvine Real Estate, Homes and Realtor in the name are all helping him rank.

    What's really odd though is the phone # is missing. This appears to be a claimed listing but no one would enter one, especially a Realtor, and leave out phone. And I don't think the system will let you submit without a phone. Plus phone is the P in NAP. So having it missing should mess up the ranking. But I assume the phone is in dash and Google is reading it. There is just a bug and it's missing from the live listing.
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    Re: "irvine homes for sale" 1st blended has no website and bare G+L

    Hmmm in map maker a person or maybe bot deleted phone and website a year ago. But I assume they are still listed in the dashboard. BUT that site is down. So who knows. Could be a Realtor that's not ever in business any longer and therefore never noticed his site is down and listing is messed up.

    Anonymous9939 Jul 24, 2012
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    +1 949-705-6815 Phone

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    So given all that it's even odder that he ranks A.
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    Re: "irvine homes for sale" 1st blended has no website and bare G+L

    I was wondering if they deleted the phone number and website because they are no longer in business. But how odd to take the one spot like that and not have a phone number.

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    Re: "irvine homes for sale" 1st blended has no website and bare G+L

    Being new to this I am glad it wasn't something obvious that I missed. Is there any place to report this anomaly to Googles attention?

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    Re: "irvine homes for sale" 1st blended has no website and bare G+L

    Sure right on the listing, right column below Manage this Page is "Report a Problem" then there are a variety of options.
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    Re: "irvine homes for sale" 1st blended has no website and bare G+L

    Thank you. I will do that.

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