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How to improve your Google Maps and Yahoo Local search rankings

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Here are tips for Google Maps SEO (Google Maps optimization) and Google Local SEO . The two main factors that influence website rankings in Google Maps and Yahoo Local, are back-links from other local directories and user generated reviews. Simply, get your website in the following search engines, popular local search sites, local directories, and yellow pages. Regarding Live Search Map (Bing Map) optimization, please go to Live Search Map SEO page.

Search Engines & Popular Local Search Sites:

• Google Local Business Center (Google Maps)
• Yahoo Local
• Windows Live Local (InfoUSA Affiliate)
• AOL Local (InfoUSA Affiliate)
• Best of the Web Local

Local Yellow Pages and Online Yellow Pages Site

Local Meta Search Engines & Special Local Listings

• SuperPages
• Big Book (SuperPages Affiliate)
• InfoSpace YP (SuperPages Affiliate)
• 411.com (SuperPages Affiliate)
• Switchboard.com (InfoSpace YP Affiliate)
• Yahoo Yellow Pages (InfoSpace YP Affiliate)
• YellowPages.com
• AnyWho (YellowPages.com Affiliate)
• MagicYellow
• YP.com (YellowPages.com Affiliate)
• True Local
• Local.com

• MapQuest (InfoUSA Affiliate)
• Dogpile (InfoSpace YP Affiliate)
• WebCrawler (InfoSpace YP Affiliate)
• MetaCrawler (InfoSpace YP Affiliate)
• WebFetch (InfoSpace YP Affiliate)
• Metrobot

     

Local Business Data Providers & Data Listing Services

• InfoUSA, the most important data listing source
• MacRAE’s Blue Book (Industrial sites only)
• Localeze
• WCities (Provides data to Yahoo Local
• IBegin

Local Social Networks & Online Business Networks for appropriate sites

• Yelp
• Insider Pages
• Judy’s Book
• MojoPages

Local Social Networks

With Web 2.0 and social media marketing, the search engines have carried the democratic process even further, relying heavily on customer reviews on Yahoo Local and Google Maps and social networking sites such as Yelp and Insider Pages to help determine local search engine rankings.

For other Google Maps algorithms, visit our Google Maps Algorithm page and Google Maps Optimization (Google Maps SEO) page.

If you want us to get your website listed in the search engines, popular local search sites, local directories, and yellow pages listed above (local SEO), please contact us for further assistance.

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