Posted by Melanie Phung on Monday, March 3, 2008 at 9:02 pm
I did a search on [Washington DC SEO] in Google and found a local listing in the #1 spot. Not surprising with Universal Search and the inclusion of a city name clearly indicating that there’s a geographical component to the query.
(Actually, I used to have a first page ranking in Google for Washington DC SEO and a #1 spot for the same phrase in Yahoo and MSN.)
So if you’re a small business looking for SEO services, you might think, “wow, this guy must be good; he’s #1 in Google after all!”
Here’s the funny thing: There’s no there there. The site has no content on it. This is what you get when you click on the link:
Luckily for him, the OneBox listing includes a phone number, so the guy might still be getting clients (yeah, right!)
Is that all it took to be #1 for “Washington DC SEO” – registering an address with Google Local Search? I’d be all over that, but I don’t think I want to make it that easy for any old stalker to know my address. What a shame.
p.s. I’d upload a screen shot, but for the life of me I can’t figure out how to do screen grabs on my new Mac.
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