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I get calls all the time about how they can get me into the top search engines. I'm all ready #1 for FREE. No one had the domain name most people put www . what ever your company name is . com got lucky put NH for the state I'm in then what I do sewer and drain cleaning.com came up with NHsewerAndDraincleaning.com get mega hits but not much calls off it. many here still use phone books. But web will catch on here and I'll be waiting. 99% of my hits come from every where but here. The ones I do get the few I do get are property management companies. NH has a small population and even smaller business base.
But I do believe web is the future. Man I need to do a youtube commercial.
 

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See NH, you have a good start with your sig, link some key words that you think people will search for a plumber using, instead of your url. say like, NH Plumber, Nh plumbing, NH water heater, ect.
 

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ranking on google notes

Just wanted to add a few notes:

  1. You can also create authorized new locations with phone #s that redirect to your main # - there are more then a few places that will sell you phone #s that redirect to a line you can answer and authorize the pin, a heck of a lot cheaper and faster then POBoxes.
  2. Google primarily ranks on maps based on a few things: location, citations (which are when your business address is listed on different sites and relevant directories), data from trusted sources, whether you're verified or not, etc.
  3. If you have the time, read through http://blumenthals.com/blog - it's not my site but an excellent resource on local search.
Hope that clears the picture a bit,
Ari
 

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Internet not too strong for plumbing demand service in No. Florida. My son did some key words for the organic listings and yet no calls. Did a sponsored link for 5.5 months and got 1st position every day and.....no calls. I have a nice $2500.00 web page which may be growing weeds and an occaisional sales call--not customers. Service magic called me just yesterday and I reminded her of our former relationship and she said "oh yea, not too much activity". All this so I can ask how much activity on the internet do you get in your area?
 

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I have some excellent tips for you here if you want to get better rankings in Google Local Listings:

Step 1 - add company info in in the following way for better rankings

1) Company Name - add main keyword then company name (example: Plumber In Calgary - ABC Plumbers)
2) Company Description - (200 characters) example: Looking for a plumber in Calgary? ABC Plumbing is a private plumbing company based in Calgary. If you are looking for a Plumber in Calgary, we can help!
3) Company Category - go with a few keywords (like "plumber" and "plumbing") as categories and then use a few of the generated categories that automatically pop up


Step 2 - adding photos, video and additional info

1) If you have video for your company, upload it but it is not essential for higher rankings although it can help
2) Photo upload is completely essential
3) Additional Info - just add all the main keywords (as many or as little as required) - also, if there is additional info like brands or parking, add this in addition to the keywords
4) lastly, double check it and then verify the listing


Step 3 - customer reviews

1) Get happy customers to leave reviews - for ranking, the number of reviews is not that important as long as there are at least a few. It is important to remember that reviews will actually help convert the traffic!
2) Make sure the company site has backlinks - this will help Google Local Listings rankings (try and have backlinks to the site BEFORE listing the company - maybe while halfway through the Backlinking process)
3) If an existing local listing isn't doing too well, ignore it and make a new one with these techniques

I hope this shed some light for you to get better rankings in Google Local Listing section. I always try and be as clear as possible but if you have questions, I'm happy to address them.

Happy plumbing!
 

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I've got one for you....

Post an Introduction and tell us all about your Pipefitting career or all these posts you made will probably disappear with one click of a moderator's mouse...
fair enough - you got me. and you're right, I'll probably deserve it :)
well, I hope you got something from my posts even if I don't last long.

Best!
 

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Google

We have a kick ass prescense in about a 40 mile area around indy... got the domain names and paid a small fortune for them 2 years ago...

everything already stated is true...

you have a better chance of being on the first page with
the domain names for the city or small suburb you want to be in....



its all paid for itself probably 100 times over since then

yellow page dont hurt either
 

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Won't that looks kinda cheesy on the listings if you have a PO box as your business address? Don't you think google will get hip to that sooner or later?

A small fortune. Cheaper than hiring some internet company to handle it for me though.
 

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Does the domain name just have to contain the city and a key word. The city I'm in has already been bought.

Could I do something like "cityplumbingcontractor.com" or "plumbingcontractorincity.com"? Or does it HAVE to be "cityplumbers.com"?

We have a kick ass prescense in about a 40 mile area around indy... got the domain names and paid a small fortune for them 2 years ago...

everything already stated is true...

you have a better chance of being on the first page with
the domain names for the city or small suburb you want to be in....



its all paid for itself probably 100 times over since then

yellow page dont hurt either
 

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they do clean house on occasion

Won't that looks kinda cheesy on the listings if you have a PO box as your business address? Don't you think google will get hip to that sooner or later?
This probably should not be posted here.....

I can pm you
 

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Key words. If you have an adsense account you can go into ad words type in your web site name, then words & phrase ( called the long tail) and see how many times certain words are search for. Use those words and best vagas plumber and maybe some 6 or 7 that your competitor is using.

Get back links to your website by writing articles on article directories.

Put pictures up on your maps page. study search engine optimization for best results.
This is the World Wide Web not your local yellow pages. It takes time and a lot of hard work.
 

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Back when I started on the web a lot of realestate were buying up cityname + their name or company name, then best area realestate etc.

If you use this method it may work "best Vegas sewer cleaning" "general home plumbing repair"
 
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