Searching On Phone Numbers

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I am expanding one of my sites, with the aim of attracting more
organic search engine traffic.

Let's say that, you receive a phone message, without a clear
indication of the caller's identity.  But, either they leave a
number to call back, or there is a number saved on your Caller

Then, you go online - to Google or whatever search engine you
favour - and you input the phone number to investigate.

How would search with that string?


(123) 456-7890



Phone number 123 area code 456-7890

Etc, etc, etc...

Yes, I know that there are a few consumer-driven directories like

But, I want to know how to format the text for my site, to draw
some traffic to help people understand the
nature/background/details of a phone number that they found on
Caller ID, or in a paper communication.  This includes people
searching with extra terms with words that they think might be
relevant to the phone number.


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Re: Searching On Phone Numbers

On Tue, 10 Nov 2009 17:31:44 -0800, Coffee's For Closers put finger to
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To Google, those two are identical.

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To Google, that's a substring of the previous two.

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To Google, that's different to all the previous examples.

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Unless you're really pressed for space, there's no reason to display
it only once. I'd say that if you want people to be able to find you
by Googling your phone number (effectively using Google as a
reverse-search directory), then it's a good idea to display the number
a coouple of times, once in the generally accepted format for phone
numbers where you live, and once in the format that it will appear in
their caller ID. Include keywords like "Contact" and "phone" on the
same page, and that should make it easy enough to find.


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