hitchhiker - 8:02 pm on Jun 10, 2013 (gmt 0)
Hey Planet13, thanks for your reply.
It's a school. They've had google places since it opened. They've got 1000s of likes on Facebook. The website was set up in 1993. It has hundreds of organic links. It now runs a nice and fast custom CMS. It adheres to basic SEO, nothing fancy. It is packed full of completely relevant business info. No keyword stuffing, natural well written content.
The competition in this result has done nothing:
* They don't have content on their homepage.
* They're not located in the target country.
* They're not a school.
* I don't know what they are, they don't have info.
* They have a Google Places empty page with a single keyphrase.
I repeat: Their homepage is empty :)
Nevermind, I'm aware there's not going to be an immediate answer to this kind of thing. You're right, G might be a little 'jenked' indeed.