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Does any one know any tricks for getting on the Google map? I was listed in the middle and now my competitors are quickly getting wise to the game. I know that backlinks are important. Clicks to your website are important. I have a guy on there that is located at the edge of the city, has been in business less than a year and is at the top spot above companies throwing $ at yellowpages.com and dex. These big companies pay people to get them on important search engines. This new one van company is above a company that has 70 vans and has been in business for 70+ years. Any imput on this matter would be greatly appreciated. PS Geographics seem to play a small role. This small companie knows something I don't. He posts plumbing, plumber, Las Vegas 29 times on his home webpage and resubmitted his title from joe blow plumbing to joe blow's Las Vegas Plumber Plumbing Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas. Is this the trick? What a pile of crap.
 

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I think I saw what you mean but rather than a Google Map it is the map which comes up with business names under the regular Google search. I noticed the top business had the most positive reviews while others had some dismal reviews. I don't know if that has anything to do with ranking or not.

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Thankyou for the imput on google maps.

We have a video we just put on. Youtube with a link. We have 20 positive reviews. We have many photos. We have worked hard to be listed on many search engines. If you get a chance please go to our website. Type in plumbing las vegas and scroll down to A Better Plumbing Company. We are in the generic search and have bounced on and of the map. We stay for a day or 2 and poof, we are gone again. Thankyou for your imput and I will keep on trying to get on that darn map.
 

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Google Maps relys on addresses/seniority alone. I'm in 3rd place and that hasn't changed.

Some other companies are able to get listed under other cities, but I think they got in before Maps was refined. I'm still trying to trick Google onto letting me get listed under different towns, but Google keeps kicking it out.

Do not change your address if you are listed on the first page. You will get kicked back to oblivion. In other words, if you're on the first page, be happy.
 

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Google Maps relys on addresses/seniority alone. I'm in 3rd place and that hasn't changed.

Some other companies are able to get listed under other cities, but I think they got in before Maps was refined. I'm still trying to trick Google onto letting me get listed under different towns, but Google keeps kicking it out.

Do not change your address if you are listed on the first page. You will get kicked back to oblivion. In other words, if you're on the first page, be happy.

not true.. a company here just started add BS addresses and a bunch of didfferent urls and is getting top listing on google maps over companies who have real addresses and have been there for a long long time. they have top listing overnight in all the cities in the denver colorado area.
 

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not true.. a company here just started add BS addresses and a bunch of didfferent urls and is getting top listing on google maps over companies who have real addresses and have been there for a long long time.
I get kicked out. How do they do it?
 

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what i noticed on this company is they went and got another URL and hosting account and phone number. they then used a copy of thier website and just changed thier keywords on it. its against google guidlines and can get them banned when google gets around to catching them.
Yeah. There's got to be a work-around that won't get Google pissed.

Temp is now 60 degrees f. Gotta ride....
 

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not true.. a company here just started add BS addresses and a bunch of didfferent urls and is getting top listing on google maps over companies who have real addresses and have been there for a long long time. they have top listing overnight in all the cities in the denver colorado area.

Jim is right. I have recenty opened 3 PO boxes and are awaiting the letters from google to verify those address. Google will think that I have multiple locations, and rank me higher. Just one of the many tricks to being smarter than a machine. :thumbsup:
 

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Jim is right. I have recenty opened 3 PO boxes and are awaiting the letters from google to verify those address. Google will think that I have multiple locations, and rank me higher. Just one of the many tricks to being smarter than a machine. :thumbsup:

apparently you don't even need the po boxes. this company is just using bogus addresses.
 

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thats true. I have done very well on my own without paying anyone to do my seo so far.
The yellow page reps are "SEO Professional with Google AND Yahoo Certificates". For a few hundred a month, they'll do everything for you. :laughing:

Sad, in a funny way. Those men are scrambling to make a living in the ever-changing world in which we live in, but all it makes you want to say is "live and let die".
 
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