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Be sure you use the <address> HTML tag and place your address in it. If you don't want to use your home address use a PO Box or a UPS store address (be sure to have a box there). Place it in the footer of your website and on your contact page. Also, add your business to Google Places.


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In the accepted answer of this question SEO implications of hosting a UK-based site on an EC2 instance based in Ireland you have link pointing to usefull resources and answers to your question http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/03/working-with-multi-regional-websites.html Ih this page, I think you have your answer Dealing with duplicate ...


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After claiming your listing with Google Places as well as Bing, and BOTW local listings. I start with the local citation finder. This shows where your top local competitors are promoting their website http://www.whitespark.ca/tools/local-citation-finder/ and will give you a good idea of where to promote locally. Also depending on the industry Yelp can be a ...


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Google has a specific guideline against creating filler pages. They call it "doorway pages". Doorway pages are typically large sets of poor-quality pages where each page is optimized for a specific keyword or phrase. In many cases, doorway pages are written to rank for a particular phrase and then funnel users to a single destination. Whether deployed ...


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I've found that the best way to get neutral results is to use chrome's incognito function (tools menu > incognito window). An incognito window doesn't have a cache, cookies or anything else attached to it at the start of a session, and anything added during a session is deleted at the end.


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Get listed in Google Places Make sure you use the correct keywords in your places listing Make sure you choose every possible relevant category for your business in your listing - most business should have at least 3, but larger stores may have dozens. Put the city, state of your location into your page titles Put your address and phone number at the bottom ...


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Along with John Conde directions, also try including rich snippets markup, to add more semantic juice. Check http://microformats.org/


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I can't tell you what the consequences of this will be for sure but I think you can do this and reasonably manage your rankings if you follow best practices. If possible do a 301 redirect from the old URLs to the new URLs. This means for each and every page. This will let the search engines, and users, know the page has moved and let them know the location ...


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The idea of the rel="alternate" hreflang="xx-XX", as I understand it, is ultimately to stop duplicate (or near duplicate) content that is intended for discrete regions from competing with itself or being actively penalised as duplicate content. So the specification of alternates won't stop them from showing in search in regions that aren't targeted (or ...


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Assuming the attorneys are all "public-facing" with their own customer base, there's no problem with them each having their own listing. However, by including the practice name you are breaching Google's guidelines: The title of the page for the practitioner should include only the name of the practitioner, and shouldn’t include the name of the ...


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It's very tough to rank in Google's local search results for place names where you are not physically located. Typically the strategy is to steps is to boost your traditional SEO presence, or to move your business location. Here are some steps that you can take to outrank the competition, as wel as some good descriptions of the problem. Create unique ...


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I would suggest utilizing a 301 redirect to a new subdomain location. Subdirectories aren't handled as well from an SEO perspective, and it also diminishes the geo-focus of a site. I say this based off of practice, lest you wonder. Another question is where the hosting is occurring for the international domains? Do you have them hosted in those countries ...


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Citations Citations is ultimately the only word you need to know when it comes to local search rankings, the more businesses and websites that mention your site with things like telephone number and address the more credibility your business has in your local area. Accuracy of Data Your worst enemy is the accuracy of your data, you want as many sites ...


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First of all, Alexa rank is more about traffic than your content. More traffic = higher rank. From an SEO standpoint, copying another sites content is never a good idea. Even if you 'spin' the article like you mentioned by changing around certain words or re-ordering things Google will often pick up on this as 'duplicate content' and it will negatively ...


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New Google Business Customers When signing up to Google Business click: I deliver goods and services to my customers at their location This will inform Google that the customer serves the services at the customers address and ultimately will hide the address. Existing Google Business Customers If you have already signed up to Google Business then its ...


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The main Google bot is visiting your site with a California IP address- there are some 'localized' versions but they do not always crawl your site with the same frequency/debt. Check google support site For this reason Blocking US ip's could be risky. You cannot simply allow access to the bot and block all other US traffic as that would be against Google ...


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There are several reasons that results move around: Google uses multiple data centers that are not always completely in sync. Different computers may hit different data centers, especially if those computers are on different networks and use different DNS settings (for example home and work computers) Google uses personalization in the results. A users ...


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You can't reliably and effectively block a specific region from viewing a website. The way the Internet works there is no definitive way to say a visitor is from a specific geographic location. The best you can do is to use Geolocation to try to determine their location and then ban them if they meet a predetermined criteria. Unfortunately this is not ...


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There's a lot more to SEO than a Google Places listing or number of pages in a website. There are at least 200 ranking factors and they vary in importance. The site that is outranking you probably has better quality links then you do. Quantity of backlinks is irrelevant. Quality is what matters. Not to mention you don't know how many backlinks they really ...


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You need to make a separate VirtualHost for each port, like so: #assuming you have this in your config NameVirtualHost *:8000 NameVirtualHost *:8001 NameVirtualHost *:8002 NameVirtualHost *:8003 # (...) Listen 8000 Listen 8001 Listen 8002 Listen 8003 # (...) Then each VirtualHost looks like this: <VirtualHost *:8000> ServerName localhost ...


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As long as you aren't doing anything deceptive you will not be penalized. However, you will probably not gain much if any benefits from Google. Especially if the page becomes so long Google doesn't parse it all. The only situation where it could be helpful to SEO is if you have a specific brand keyword where you are the definitive #1 result and someone ...


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Unfortunately, the only options to Geotarget your website in search engines are by country/region. However, you can accomplish the same thing using MaxMind, which offers a GeoIP City database that breaks down visitors by: Postal/Zip Code City Name Metro Code Latitude & Longitude When visitors arrive at your website, their IP address can be compared ...


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As it says in the answer to How should I structure my urls for both SEO and localization? You should not use automatic redirects for language purposes based on either the Accept-Language header or on IP address geography. Geo-ip databases are inaccurate. Up to 10% of visitors may be assigned to the incorrect country. Some countries (like Canada) use more ...


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As Stephen Ostermiller has pointed out the correct way is to the have a landing page and let users navigate the correct areas of the site. However as you cannot do this, Google have given instructions in the past for redirects based on user location. Here is a video from Matt Cutts on IP detection and redirects. On Googles page for Redirects and User-...


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Here is a forum that discusses this question. User "adriver38" asked this question to Google and got the following response: (emphasis addid) You can create a new Places Page for your new restaurant location by selecting "add another business" within your Google Places dashboard. The new page will take a couple of weeks to show up in search. Google ...


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Nowadays, it sounds like a terrible idea. Please be aware of: Using keywords in URL is old-fashioned and more spammy than helpful for SEO Reuse content which is present in several pages will most probably lead to a penalty by search engines Here are tips to optimize your site: Create your homepage with a <title> and a <h1> like Plumbing and ...


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The Schema.org type RealEstateAgent is a sub-type of LocalBusiness, which represents a "particular physical business". So RealEstateAgent represents the business (with a physical location, i.e., an address), not a person that works for this business (that would have to be an entity of type Person). Of course a single person can form a RealEstateAgent ...


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Question 1: What you're asking about is called Geolocation - Google shows different results depending on the geographic region you're searching from/interested in. For example, if you're in the US but append your search with 'UK' it will show you the US rankings with a huge tilt toward UK based websites. This isn't to say it shows you a UK SERP - but the ...


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There is no boost in SERP placement as a result of using mark-up with one round-about exception. I will explain. A page has mark-up and a search query makes a match against that page. Simply because the matched page has mark-up, one cannot assume there is a boost in SERP placement. That is not how it works and an overly simplistic view. There is no metric ...



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