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How can I optimize a business site to rank well in local search for multiple cities?

I live in an area where there are two cities of 60-90k people adjacent to each other. Due to Google's apparent emphasis on physical location of a business when it comes to SERPs for local queries, it ...
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SEO for Google Maps

Can't make sense out of the way Google Maps position their results. Here is my places page, that I'm trying to optimize for the "sprinkler hollywood florida" keywords and appears at the end of 3rd ...
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How do clicks from Google Places show up in Analytics?

We've just implemented Google Places for our business and are getting a few hits through the mini-analytics that places have. But those are just a hybrid impressions, CTR chart. Is there a way to ...
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How to approach same services, multiple locations for SEO purposes?

I have a website for a company with multiple locations across a large state. Each location offers the same services. The corporate site lists all of the services offered in detail, and each location ...
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SEO: make the home page location specific or add a new page for location?

My homepage is coming up on the first page in Google search, main keyword is "balloon decorations". We provide local service in several cities, but homepage does not mention the location, visitor has ...
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Methods of Geotargeting and optimising for location

This is somewhat an SEO question and somewhat a general web developer question. Our company website is pretty awful, I'm currently redesigning the new one, the problem is they have a directory called ...
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How do I target a specific city audience?

I have a .com domain, and I want to target specific countries and cities. Is it possible to target a specific city audience? For example: I want to do SEO for only some selected cities like: New ...
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Google+ Local and Google+ Page

Ok, I'm a bit confused by all of this, I have 2 main questions. The company I work for has a Google Places account, now Google+ Local as I understand. Where I'm getting confused is, what is the ...
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How to appear on the new local search carousel?

Google have rolled out a new layout for local search — a carousel: This is similar in appearance to the "frequently mentioned on the web" results which are based on Google's knowledge graph ...
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Google+ page and Google+ local page for a business cound as duplicate listings?

I've got a Google+ page for a business; this business also has a Google+ local page (Google Places). I was wondering if this was hindering our local SEO efforts by giving us duplicate listings? Does ...
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Business not appearing in Google maps at all

I'm having problems with listing my business on Google Places for Business. I wish I can send you a link to my business page but can't find it even if I type on google my business address!. Anyway, ...
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When is the G+ Business page displayed in search results?

I added a keyword to my business name on G+Business local and the page was displayed along ads when the keyword was being searched for locally. I have now noticed that my G+ page is almost never ...
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Do NAP citations work the same way for local as links work in normal search?

A lot is written about local ranking factors in Google. One of the prevailing arguments is that local search is heavily influenced by the number and quality of NAP (name, address, phone) citations ...
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Google local search rankings is it possible without the use of citations

I have a client that is wanting a website design for his self-run business... Basically he is a self employed plumber so his home address is not visitable by the public, however the problem here is ...
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Why does Webmaster Impression Numbers and Local Search Volume does not match?

I a website which is ranking on top 5 positions for some keywords; however, when I check the impressions from Google webmaster for the same keywords it is very very very less. Hence, I wanted to ...
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How do you feed reviews to Google places page for businesses? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to provide Google reviews information? Check out this google places page as an example: ...
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Ranking websites in Bing & Yahoo search engines [duplicate]

I'm finding it extremely difficult to rank websites on Bing and Yahoo. When a website ranks well on Google, why is it finding difficulties on Yahoo and Bing? Although the algorithms are different, I ...
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Is there a delay on Google publish local reviews ? [closed]

I've had a customer leave a Google + local review and it shows up on there account, but not to the public, I'm wandering if it got flagged as spam (which is a real pain). or if there is a delay on the ...
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Business operates in multiple counties, will adding a listing in the Local Business sites harm our placement in SERPs?

I work at a non-profit where we operate in more than two counties within our state. Our offices are located in two different towns, and that leaves a few counties of operation where we would also ...
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Google Search Parameter Question

I've been trying to determine different parameters used by Google in their search queries. In particular, the usg parameter is what is giving me troubles. Here is an example value given for it, ...
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The IP location of server where is the webpage is important for google results? [duplicate]

Recently I have moved my hosting in San Francisco, and I want to know if I can get more visitors from there.
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Client's website is not showing up as expected in Google local searches or maps [duplicate]

I'm working for a client who runs a wellness center. He has a website as well as a Google Places account for the business. The Google Places account has a lot of tags associated with it that are ...
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International search: how to show different domains in Google+ Local?

Background A site has multiple ccTLDs: example.com/miami-hotel for people in the US, example.co.uk/miami-hotel for UK users, example.de/miami-hotel for Germany, example.fr/miami-hotel for France, ...