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(Entry was posted by Rob Burns on this post in the Dumb SEO Questions community on Facebook, Sunday, September 1, 2013).

I can`t figure this Google places stuff out!! Does anyone have any tips?

I can`t figure this Google places stuff out!! Does anyone have any tips? I have optimized my listing (all photos, videos, keyword descriptions) Geo mapped my images, gotten as many or more reviews than anyone on the first page, outsource a company to place citations all over the web on high PR sites, I have a 100% score on merchant circle, yelp and other sites and still I cant out rank other listings who haven`t even touched their page. What am I missing?? Any pointer would be appreciated. BTW I`m no SEO dummy I rank my wordpress site on the first page for the same keywords, just can`t figure out google places wants me to do.

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  • Tim Capper: There are a couple of things. Potentially you are spamming yourself - 2 place pages to the same Site. However I see you ranking : http://goo.gl/djj9Bq I would connect this one to the name below your social sharing icons on site. http://goo.gl/VKRBCQ >Rob Burns Realtor 984 Chapeltown Cir N Jacksonville, Fl 32225 Phone: 904-485-7455 Another thing is the publisher tag and author tag are the same. Just Noticed Your author tag and publisher tag is the same personal profile ? Your publisher tag should be to your Google+ Business | Brand or Organisation page. When you set this up - you can connect your Google place pages as Google+ Local. To Sum Up Create a Google+ Business Page Connect to site via rel=publisher tag Connect Google place pages to your Google+ business page - making them verified google+ local pages Link your site to the relevant place URL >Rob Burns Realtor 984 Chapeltown Cir N Jacksonville, Fl 32225 Phone: 904-485-7455 PS your G+ social icon is not connected
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  • Tim Capper: Rob  ;are you just talking about your Google Place Listing.<br /><br />Can you (tiny url) the place listing and also the &quot;keyword&quot;
  • Rob Burns:  ;<br /><br /><br />I have 2 of them, both I would like to rank for Jacksonville Realtors and Jacksonville Real Estate agents
  • Tim Capper: Ok<br /><br />There are a couple of things. Potentially you are spamming yourself - 2 place pages to the same Site.<br /><br />However I see you ranking : ;<br /><br />I would connect this one to the name below your social sharing icons on site.<br /><br /><br /><br />&gt;Rob Burns Realtor&lt;/a&gt; 984 Chapeltown Cir N Jacksonville, Fl 32225 Phone: 904-485-7455<br /><br />Another thing is the publisher tag and author tag are the same.<br /><br /><b>Just Noticed</b><br /><br />Your author tag and publisher tag is the same personal profile ?<br /><br />Your publisher tag should be to your Google+ Business | Brand or Organisation page.<br /><br />When you set this up - you can connect your Google place pages as Google+ Local.<br /><br /><br /><b>To Sum Up</b><br /><br />Create a Google+ Business Page<br /><br />Connect to site via rel=publisher tag<br /><br />Connect Google place pages to your Google+ business page - making them verified google+ local pages<br /><br />Link your site to the relevant place URL<br /><br />&gt;Rob Burns Realtor&lt;/a&gt; 984 Chapeltown Cir N Jacksonville, Fl 32225 Phone: 904-485-7455<br /><br /><br />PS your G+ social icon is not connected
  • Rob Burns:  ; You&#39;re awesome! Thank you for all of your insight!
  • Tim Capper: Pleasure
  • Anrich Brummer: awesome answer! I was wondering though has Google Places listings not Google+ local pages, can you still link to your places listings from your Google+ business page? And not just a link but a verified connection?
  • Justin Y: perfect answer. the Google Places will become your Google+ Local page when the business page has been verified, the two listings will migrate into one. Migrating the two pages together will bring the reviews and posts to one page. <br /><br /> is right about the spamming issue. You should naturally only have one verified page and make sure that the migrated page has the correct address and that your co-citations match the G+ page across the web. 

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