In episode 254 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if it is possible to outrank major directory sites since they don't have strong on-page SEO for each location.
The exact question was:
Hi Guys, . . . Thank you VERY much again for your Hump Day help (smile) . . . I know you've said that local organic seo is harder now mainly because of the major local Directories dominating the first page, but, if you wanted to rank your own multi-location local Directory site with strong on-page seo as well as “”normal”” off-page seo, would it be possible to outrank the major Directly sites since they may not have strong on-page seo for each location and may or may not do extensive off-page seo either?