- Jun 28, 2012
Yep it can be very frustrating to say the least! Did you ever post your findings on your blog? I'd love to read it. Could you provide a link here or PM. Thanks!1 year later, their site is #2 for plumbing in Harvard, Ma and first page for other cities as well. I believe if they serve those towns, and they do, then they deserve to rank there, and I really don't mind having all those city links and pages (how else can you do it?). But I hate that this kind of copy is getting rewarded: Plumber Watertown MA | Watertown Plumbers | Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating and AC (city name repeated over and over again in conjunction with keyword)
If Google were smart, it would recognize the city keyword (which it can because cities are in its maps database already or it can read schema code), and then only count it once and ignore the rest, perhaps even penalize you if you use it more than a half dozen times on a page. If you have a page about air conditioners, for example, its quite easy and natural to use that word(s) a few times over multiple paragraphs, but not natural to say the city over and over again.
It's so easy. Come on Google. Stop this madness.