Locksmith Google Places Ranking Factors

Locksmith Google Places Help

Ranking a locksmith in Google Places is no easy task. There are many factors that go into a high Google Places or Google Plus Local ranking if you are a locksmith. If you are a mobile locksmith working out of your home, you are going to have a much harder time getting a good position in the local listings than a Locksmith that has an actual office. Below are the factors that determine how well you rank in the local listings. We didn’t put this here to overwhelm you, only to show you how much actually goes in to getting and keeping a top listing.

Google allows you to pick 5 categories to place your business under. The following ranking factors are for Google Places listings. Terms that are not targeted in one of the 5 categories can be targeted using standard SEO methods on your site.

 Locksmith Place Page Ranking Criteria In General:

(We optimize locksmith websites and Google Places as part or out monthly plan.)

  • Locksmith Google Place Page Factors
  • Off-Place Page/Off-Site Factors
  • Locksmith Website Factors
  • Review Factors
  • Social Factors
  • Mobile Factors

Web Site Factors that affect Google Places Rank

(We take care of all of this for you when we build and manage your site…)

  • Domain Authority of Locksmith Website Landing Page
  • City, State in Places Landing Pages
  • Search Engine Friendly Landing Website
  • HTML NAP Matching Place Page NAP
  • Page Authority of Landing Page Specified in Places
  • Product / Service Keyword in Website URL
  • Geographic Keyword in Website URL
  • NAP in hCard / Schema.org
  • City, State in Most/All Website Title Tags
  • City, State in Places Landing Page H1/H2 Tags
  • City, State in Most/All H1/H2 Tags
  • KML File on Domain Name
  • Loadtime of Places Landing Page
  • High Numerical Rating of hReview/Schema Testimonials
  • Volume of Testimonials in hReview / Schema.org
  • Volume of HTML Testimonials
  • Mobile Compatible
  • Off site Citations
  • Links from local sites
  • And More…

Off-Site Google Places Ranking Factors

(We do what we can here as well..)

  • Quantity of Structured Citations (IYPs, Data Aggregators)
  • Quality/Authority of Structured Citations
  • Consistency of Structured Citations (OFF-SITE)
  • Quality/Authority of Unstructured Citations (Newspaper Articles, Blog Posts)
  • Quality/Authority of Inbound Links to Domain
  • Quantity of Inbound Links to Domain from Locally-Relevant Domains
  • Quantity of Unstructured Citations (Newspaper Articles, Blog Posts)
  • Quality/Authority of Inbound Links to Places Landing Page URL
  • Quantity of Inbound Links to Places Landing Page URL from Locally-Relevant Domains
  • Quantity of Inbound Links to Domain
  • Diversity of Inbound Links to Domain
  • GeoTagged Media Associated with Business (e.g. Panoramio, Flickr, YouTube)
  • Quantity of Inbound Links to Places Landing Page URL
  • Product/Service Keywords in Anchor Text of Inbound Links to Places Landing Page URL
  • Business Title in Anchor Text of Inbound Links to Domain
  • Location Keywords in Anchor Text of Inbound Links to Domain
  • Location Keywords in Anchor Text of Inbound Links to Places Landing Page URL
  • Business Title in Anchor Text of Inbound Links to Places Landing Page URL
  • Product/Service Keywords in Anchor Text of Inbound Links to Domain
  • Diversity of Inbound Links to Places Landing Page URL

How to not get smacked  with the suspended Google listing…

Locksmith Google Places listings are one of the most challenging to rank for. Google watches locksmiths more closely due to fraudulent manipulation techniques that have been used in the past to manipulate the rank.

Here is what you do not want to do:

  • Do not try to register your house as a business (register as a service area)
  • Do not review your own locksmith business on your Google Listing
  • Do not try to create fake listings in nearby cities using a relative or friends address

Instead:

  • Register only your own, actual business address and list the cities you cover in your profile
  • Ask your customers to review your business on Google
  • Consider hiring a professional to take care of this for you

If you are in an area with a lot of competition, you really have to make sure you have your ducks in a row if you want to do well in the local listings. With the Locksmith SEO team on your site, you can be sure all of these important factors will be worked on. Having professional SEO’s working on your website, Google Plus Local / Google Plus Page and your pay per click plan, will ensure your locksmith marketing success.

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