How to Fix Duplicate Listings in Places

Posted on March 14, 2012 under SEO

Google Places has all sorts of problems, and recently I’ve had a couple of clients that have had duplicate Google Places listings.

For the 1st client the issues seems to have been resolved within a 2-3 month period. So here’s the steps that I followed and will follow to see if I can get the second client’s Google Places listing issue resolved and note how long it takes.

(Below is a Screenshot of 2 listings for the same business, the 2nd listing which is the incorrect listing also has the reviews attached to it.)

duplicate listing google places

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Have LinkWheels Finally Had Their Day

Posted on March 2, 2012 under SEO

Has Google wiped out linkwheels?

In the last couple of weeks I’ve noticed a couple of different sites in separate competitive UK markets absolutely tank. One site has dropped down 7 pages for it’s main keyword term and the other almost 10.
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Webpage not being indexed in Google?

Posted on December 31, 2011 under SEO

Recently I was moving over an old test site’s content from a domain that I had leased and no longer wanted, to put the content on a new .info site.

So I purchased hosting, copied all the files and uploaded them on to the server, edited the web.config (it was .net) and it all appeared to work without too much trouble.

Next I added a new design and everything seemed to run smoothly 🙂

After that I verified the account in Google Webmaster Tools, sat back and waited to see what happened. I checked back and in a few days or so all the pages bar 1 had been crawled and indexed even without any links pointing at the site.

So what happened, why where all the pages indexed in Google, bar the most important homepage?
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SEO Belfast Meetup

Posted on November 5, 2011 under SEO

The last few years has seen a big increase in the number of Belfast companies & consultants offering some form of internet marketing, and in the qualities of some of these consultants. So maybe it’s time for a meet up.
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What you can learn from a failed Link Farm

Posted on July 29, 2011 under SEO

As a tactic many SEO companies no doubt have the budgets to set up sophisticated link farms and link schemes, that are disguised and dressed up as legitimate looking sites that might pass a manual inspection by a Google spam team member.

However there’s alot of poor nasty looking link farms, that just don’t offer any value whatsoever or have any unique content.

Cows on a Farm
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Directory Submission worth the trouble?

Posted on June 5, 2011 under SEO

I thought I would revisit this topic again as it’s still a very popular question asked on business and search engine optimisation forums. Like a lot of things in SEO every poster seems to have a different opinion and experience, so here’s mine.

On the forums you’ll always get the usual throwaway one liner response that directory submissions are a complete waste of time, and money in the case of paid ones.

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Business Blogging For Beginners: How To Get Started and Get Results

Posted on April 15, 2011 under blogging

Trust is one of the biggest factors in the sales process. If potential customers don’t trust you, they won’t buy. This is where blogging comes in. Quality blogging will not only provide your customers and target audience with additional value, but it will also help builds relationships.

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Recipe search, Google hungry for people

Posted on February 27, 2011 under SEO

Google have just released a new feature; search for recipes. Whilst previously users were able to obtain a multitude of results for these queries – which were handled through ordinary results, this additional functionality brings to your table a number of other useful features.
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Keyword Rich Domains, Too Powerful?

Posted on December 2, 2010 under SEO

Is it about time Google finally pulled the plug on exact match keyword domain names?

Should Google really lower the importance and ranking weight given to a keyword rich domain name, just because some SEO’s go fishing for keyword rich domains to use and abuse?

keyword rich domain names

And are keyword rich domain names really as powerful as they’re made out to be?
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Google Places and Organic Listings Merge

Posted on October 28, 2010 under local search, SEO

Well Google look to be constantly tweaking things just to keep people on their toes, and here’s another one. On certain local searchs, Google Places and Google Organic Listings appear to merge. So if you had a Google Places/Google Local listing that appeared on the first page without being on the page 1 organic results, that source of traffic might just have been wiped out completely!

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