Question: Many times you see the top 1 or 2 free search results are not actual companies but rather other lists why is this? How easy is it to overtake them?
Answer: A page is a page to Google. So many of your listing companies – I see them a lot at vacation home lake tahoe – sort of thing, these DO show up above the regular companies. Yelp does a great job at this. It’s all competitive.
Can you beat them? It depends. In some markets (e.g. vacation homes at lake tahoe) the listing companies are crowding out individual homes. In others, not so much. It’s always a function of the competition.
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