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Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Quick Shortcut to the First Page of Google

Posted by @ 12:55 am

It’s no secret that everyone wants to be on the first page of Google, but with many different ways to achieve this – what’s the best solution for your business? If you deal with locally based customers from your town or city, there is a quick and easy ‘shortcut’ to get listed on the first page of Google!

This shortcut has to do with Google’s local business listings, which are often shown as the first result when customers search for your business category.

For example, if somebody from New York searches for “florist”, “florists”, or something more targeted like “florist new york” Google can show a 10-pack of local business results deemed most relevant to the query.

Just take a look at the search results below:


You’ll notice that these local business results are listed as the number 1 Google result above even the regular organic listings!

In many ways, these listings are even better than regular listings because users get more than just a link to your website. They also get your phone number, a map of your location and an additional link to find out more about your business.

Many people consider this to be a “shortcut” to the first page of Google because achieving a first page local listing can be a lot quicker and cheaper than other traditional methods.

Creating and optimizing your local listing is tricky to begin with, but considering it can get your business on the first page of Google, it’s a small price to pay!

If you’re not familiar with all the local ranking factors and want to secure a top 10 local listing for yourself, check out our Guaranteed Top 10 Google Listing program. Our experts will create and optimize your local listing to ensure you’re on the first page of Google when people are searching for you!

Matthew Elshaw Matt is a marketing professional at, an international search marketing firm. Matt's passion for online marketing began at university and has proved invaluable in steering product development and marketing initiatives at the company. Matt is a regular contributor to the ineedhits search marketing blog.

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By XkiD | A Quick Shortcut to the First Page of Google | - June 25, 2009


By - July 1, 2009

i recommended the very same thing to one of my customers (i design web sites and do seo) and he reported to me that he was getting a lot of phone calls from doing that … so i can vouch that it works



By SEO Analysis Report - July 5, 2009

[...] listings are a very important advertising medium for small businesses, especially if they don’t have a website but still need to reach online [...]

By Google Street View Now Includes Local Business Listings! | ineedhits - August 31, 2009

This is the best advertising site that I have ever found; keep up the great work!

Mary Peterson

By Mary Peterson - February 24, 2010

Thanks this is very helpful for me as a newbie

By Rizky Akbar - July 22, 2010

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