This is a test to see how adding a geographically targeted page for local search engine optimization services (aka Local SEO) in Houston, TX can improve the rankings of this blog for “local SEO” searches in Texas.

I have noticed over the past year that Google is increasingly showing geo-relevant results for more queries that are not necessarily local in intent such as “local SEO”.  So let’s see what this page does over the next few weeks.

And if you’re interested in finding out more about my Local SEO consulting services you can contact me here.

New! Dallas Local SEO services.


  • Ty  July 17, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Hey Andrew! I’m from the Houston area as well. I can tell that you sure know your stuff when it comes to local search ranking. I decided to type in a local search term for the Houston area and you came right up with picture and everything. 🙂

    • Andrew Shotland
      Andrew Shotland  July 17, 2013 at 8:41 am

      Hey Ty,

      Curious what your query was? “Houston SEO”?

  • Under Pressure  September 24, 2013 at 5:49 am

    So I have entire websites dedicated to the relatively low competition keyword of “pressure washing” and I can’t seem to get through to google’s first page anymore and this single page makes it to the first page for a much more competative keyword – very impressive! I used to think I understood SEO….I realize now that I don’t.

    • Andrew Shotland
      Andrew Shotland  September 24, 2013 at 8:21 am

      There’s no magic to it. If you had spent the past six years regularly adding interesting stuff to your site and promoting it, it’s likely that you would be able to rank for pressure washing queries for any city.

  • Larry Launstein Jr  May 16, 2014 at 6:19 am

    I’ve been trying for a long time to overcome Google’s changes in it’s seo listings. It used to be that one could put in the body of their web site the cities a client was working in, and get at least some kind of ranking (first, second 0r third pages). Now that ability seems to be a thing of the past. Most of my clients cannot afford AdWords and as a designer, I really don’t have the time to mess with it outside of bringing someone in just to handle that. I need to know just how to extend my client’s reach to their surrounding area. The Punt and Go Organic seemed to be a good one.


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