Google Places is changing the search results
If you haven’t noticed if you are searching for a product or service you are going to see results that are listed with balloons ranking from A to Z of course the first page is only going to list A through G and that is considered the first page! This is the New search results. I’ve been doing marketing for local businesses for just over a year and I am confidant that I can get any business to the top using knowledge that I have learned through hours months and years of research and training. I was going to title this post link building with street cred, because there is a lot of linking that needs to be done to gain the recognition from Google that is going to be credible and reliable for them to recognize it.
You can’t just start throwing links around in your site and building backlinks from any site you can think of, trying to get as many links as you can. What that will do is get you to the bottom of a search if not thrown out completely. You need to be strategic and know the authority sites that have the street cred I’m referring to. You want to research and do your homework before you start building your link strategy. For instance do a search for the term you are trying to rank for and see where the results are coming from. This is a true live example telling you which sites hold authority with the search engine. I am in the process of writing an ebook that teaches you step by step how to dominate the search results page for any business. But for now I’m going to give you some great nuggets of info that will get you moving in the right direction. I can’t write a blog post long enough to give you everything in detail. Which by the way is one of the points / tips for learning how to rank your site for search. Keep your blog posts relativity short. No shorter than 300 words but no longer than say 1000. this enables the search spiders to clearly see what you are posting and grab the info they are looking for to determine your authority. Such as Links, key words and back-links. This would be a back link, here is a post I wrote about my marketing business being rated #3 but since then It has climbed to #2 Here I have placed a link directing back to my site which is a good thing for search engines to see, just don’t over do it. In that I have used keywords that match what I would like to rank for. Marketing and business, This is not the same as ranking for the number one spot on Google places although it does play a part!
Get your business to the top of Google places and you are going to make a difference in your bottom line. More Customers
I have written a number of posts that will give you the information you need to start getting your business to the top of the search results. For instance take a look at this post as it shows how the Google Places listing out weighs the organic and paid results. The post is titled Google search results back to a 7 pack
Yes this is an actual screen shot of my search as I checked the status of one of my clients and they are still at number 1 when they weren’t even on the first page before I started working with them.
I am so excited about writing my ebook so I can show anyone how it’s done. This post is already too long and I feel I need to give you more information to take away and implement on your own site or your clients sites. One more Nugget before I go is to make a page for your business on sites like Tumblr.com and Posterous.com These are great places to get the backlinks your site needs from other authority sites like we spoke about above. Take this info and use it to your benefit, it will help you out and not raise any flags with Google. The key is to appear natural. We are natural but if you start filling your site with a ton of links and throwing your site links around like a wild man it will not be natural and you will be penalized by Google for it.
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