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Hey All,

Another newbie question here :)

Should I be creating backlinks to the Google+ Listing page to help with rankings? I know this is important in normal SEO...but was curious if it's beneficial for Local pages.

Thanks,

Eric
 

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Great question. It's probably not going to hurt, but getting links to your Google+Local page isn't really going to help, either. Your best bet would be to win those links for your site.
 

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Great question. It's probably not going to hurt, but getting links to your Google+Local page isn't really going to help, either. Your best bet would be to win those links for your site.

Thanks for the reply, Phil!
 

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Great question. It's probably not going to hurt, but getting links to your Google+Local page isn't really going to help, either. Your best bet would be to win those links for your site.

Totally agree with you Phil that building (or attracting ;)) quality links to your website should be the primary goal. Theoretically though, wouldn't it also be possible to rank a Google+ local page in the organic search by building links to it. That way a business could potentially grab another page 1 spot, if that's what they're after.
 

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Interesting point, Nick...yeah, I guess theoretically it would work, although I'm not sure that the way to rank a Google+ page would be to get links. The mark of a popular page would be Plus shares, circles, and reviews, I would think. Links to a Plus (local) page just doesn't seem natural, and I can't see Google placing much weight on them. But all of that is just speculation on my part, obviously.

Totally agree with you Phil that building (or attracting ;)) quality links to your website should be the primary goal. Theoretically though, wouldn't it also be possible to rank a Google+ local page in the organic search by building links to it. That way a business could potentially grab another page 1 spot, if that's what they're after.
 
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