Google Local Plus Ranking and Blended Results

We have talked about Google Plus, now Local Plus.

One piece I have missed is the importance of making sure that your site has authority. Which curiously means that in order to rank in the local results, you need good SEO.

English: Google+ wordmark

English: Google+ wordmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is not a perfect rule but a generality. As Local keeps changing. But the general rules still apply.

  • Optimize your Google Local Results
  • Get Citations/Naps
  • Get Positive Reviews

Another curiosity of late is to see Local sites rank in the natural results, and to find them below the Seven Pack. This has happened in the past but up until recently it was difficult to find.

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About Tim O'Keefe

An original SEO from the 90's, Tim has the unique historical perspective in search and social as they merge into one another. SEO is Social is Reputation and all of it is Publicity. Tim was one of the first big bloggers and mentored many startups in the early 2000's. Tim is always a good interview and has left many an interviewer with plenty of quotables. Call Tim O''Keefe at 310 533 9145

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