Last week my post How to Find Vicki Iseman’s Bio – The SEO Way got a lot of traffic not only from Google blogsearch but also from Mahalo.com. I had submitted a link to the post on Mahalo’s Vicki Iseman page in the user-submitted links section. Mahalo is a SEO machine and its Vicki Iseman page immediately ranked well in Google. Vicki was probably one of the most-searched persons in the world last Friday and I was only one of three user-submitted links on the page which helped me get a lot of referrals.
It got me thinking that even though Mahalo’s content is not very local in nature it has a number of pages that might be relevant to generating local referrals:
1. Pages about cities such as Atlanta
2. How To Pages – this one might be good for a local hair stylist
3. City pages that don’t exist yet – like this one for Pleasanton, CA where it asks you to submit links.
These links won’t help you much in rankings as they are tagged as “nofollow” but as Mahalo continues to grow over time they might send you some traffic. A good way to check if a page is worth your time is to see how it ranks in Google for the terms you are targeting.
And if you are really on your game wait until the next political scandal occurs and put up a post on your site about how “Barack Obama’s Says the Cabinet Center has the Best Kitchen Cabinet Selection in Pleasanton, CA”.