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Cities near Modesto, California

Map of Modesto, CA and surrounding areas in the Central Valley

Map of Modesto, CA and surrounding areas in the Central Valley

Where is Modesto, CA?

Visit this page I made a few years ago to get a better idea of Where is Modesto, CA?

Listing of nearby Cities to Modesto, California

Modesto is located in the middle of California

Cities North of Modesto, California

  • Del Rio (not really a city but a separate part of Modesto)
  • Ripon
  • Escalon
  • Oakdale
  • Manteca
  • Tracy
  • French Camp
  • Stockton
  • Lodi
  • Brentwood
  • Livermore
  • Galt
  • Angels Camp
  • Sonora

Cities South of Modesto, California

  • Turlock
  • Patterson
  • Delhi
  • Irwin
  • Livingston
  • Atwater
  • Merced
  • Newman
  • Chowchilla

Why this listing of nearby cities to Modesto is important

  • To help a person locate Modesto.  Especially if someone is new to Modesto, CA or moving close to Modesto, CA.
  • This may be important for someone else (in addition to me) with regards to SEO targeting work (Search Engine Optimization)
  • To help a person who is targeting the Modesto area for advertisements.  For example FaceBook has demographic choices where you can select the cities nearby.  A list of the cities, helps select the target audience for any advertisements.  We’ve done a few advertisements in the past with FaceBook – related to our Plastic Surgery practice in Modesto.  We’ve even done a zip code analysis of our patients – most common zip codes visiting our plastic surgery office.

Modesto area ZIP code analysis

  • Visit my previous Modesto area zip code page – most common zip codes coming to Surgical Artistry.
  • This lists the top 10 zip codes coming to Surgical Artistry Plastic Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, Acupuncture, Veins, and Botox injections.
  • What I didn’t explain (yet, as of the writing of this page) about the to 10 zip codes on that page is that they are listed in the order of saturation of that zip code.  I had access to the population of each zip code.  Saturation means percentage of that zip code which has seen us.  I believe that the top zip code had 2% of the population see us.  The bottom of the top 10 (position 10) had about 1% of that zip code population come and experience our services. (209) 551-1888
(209) 551-1888


Free SEO tools online

My SEO history

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) has been a hobby of mine.  I was pretty good at it.  Good enough that I got swatted by Google’s protocol change – code name Panda


  • – my favorite tool!  You do have to find the “Check Position” button mixed in the middle of the ads.  It tells you your position on the search results!  See below, it’s part of a website with a suite of tools.
  • – might be a bit out dated but still a useful tool – click on Free Website Analyzer:  Tells you about Tags ie. Title (not really a tag), Description, Keywords, Robots, Author.  But it tells you how many urls you have linked to it and most cool: it tell you page load time (this is a user experience variable that is now used in SEO)
  •  – my favorite here is keyword position (you can see what position you have in a search result based on key search phrases).  It also has a page rank checker.  This is a slightly tricky site in that you might click on the ads by accident.  There’s enough here to keep on happy for awhile in SEO, including: Ping Tool (to notify search engines of changes to a website).  I tried the Reverse IP Domain checker, and it didn’t seem to work today.  The backlink checker is a bit awkward to use because you only see 10 backlinks at a time.  For example a page such as one of mine has 1820 backlinks.  There is a page rank checker here and it claims to have the ability to find fake page ranks, but I didn’t find this to be useful to me at this point, and can’t figure out whether it’s faking me out about the fakeness.
  • – I’ve used this for awhile to check Google Page Ranks
  • – I’ve also used this free seo tool for awhile to check back links to a particular page.
  • typing in “site:” – gives you a list of indexed websites of a page.  This is a very important tool for me – especially to see if a page that I made had been indexed or not.
  • – it gives you some information regarding load time and most importantly it reports any CMS editor that you are using.  This way you can see if it is wordpress, drupal, joomla, symphony, squarespace, etc.
  • Google Rich Snippet testing tool – get that picture next to your Google search.

There are more tools that use, but these are the best ones on my list so far.

My stuff

My page ( load time: not too bad:  6.4 seconds

My SEO.  But my attempts have been spotty.  I’ve learned a whole bunch of things in the process, and will hopefully be implementing more of what I learned.  Much of this takes a good chuck of time which I’m not entirely willing to do.  But I do enjoy doing it myself, so I’m also not willing to farm out the SEO process.

Search Phrase May 14, 2013 June 2012 Previous 2011
modesto plastic surgery #2 Local #2 Local #1
modesto plastic surgeon #2 Local #1 Organic #1
modesto botox #1 #3 #1
modesto breast augmentation #3 #4 #1
modesto tummy tuck #5 #3 #1
modesto veins #3 #2 #2
modesto spider veins #3 #5 #2
modesto acupuncture #1 #2 #1
modesto skin care #1 #2 #1
ask dr wu #11 can’t find #1
big veins can’t find can’t find #1

My main personal activities in my medical practice is Botox and Acupuncture, so I mainly focused on these.  I’ve briefly touched Dr. Wu’s practice but perhaps it will be more of a project for the next few months.

How’s this educational for a doctor?

I think all doctors should understand the basics of the internet. When I was in high school, I felt that doctors should know how to type well. When I was in college, I felt that all doctors should be able to make web pages. When I was in medical school, I had no thoughts. When I was in Surgery Residency, I thought bad thoughts. Then when I realized there was life after Surgery Residency, I thought that doctors should understand SEO (Search Engine Optimization). This allows us to share information responsibly and effectively. For me at Surgical Artistry, my world is General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Acupuncture, Skin Care, Botox, Juvederm, Fillers, Latisse, Veins, and Lasers.

Get The Graphic You Want With Links On FaceBook

FaceBook is a great place to share links from your Blog

However sometimes when you share a link your pictures from your Blog don’t show up predictably.  I figured out how to “flush the stored memory” at FaceBook.  FaceBook stores these webpages – Caches them for speed, but in the process, if you make changes to the webpage, it doesn’t know that you have new pictures.  Then I also figured out how to force it into having the right image for the page.  I’ve even think that you can have an image appear that isn’t on that page by using the following techniques – that’s if you wanted to.

I’ve been frustrated with this problem for a while but now I know how to make my plastic surgery webpages show the correct picture.  This is not just for blogs, it works with other webpages too.

How to get the picture you want with links and shares on FaceBook

Step 1: Clear the FaceBook Cache

Step 2:  Add this code

Step 3: Replace the image location (inbetween quotes) above in the cut and paste section

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For example, this above plastic surgery logo image has a URL of:

Of possible interest to plastic surgeons regarding the web

Most Popular Browser


Safari is now the most popular browser by far

The statistics show that Safari is the most popular web browser coming to our Modesto Plastic Surgery websites.  I did the analysis for the last 18 days in April of 2013.  I hadn’t looked at this chart in years.  I still remember MSIE (Internet Explorer – Microsoft) being the dominant player for the longest time.  I think this is probably due to the popularity of iphones and ipads.  The other category is large too, but unfortunately it doesn’t show the breakdown.  The statistics program that figured these things out are old.  Perhaps Google Analytics has some data regarding this which is more up to date – I would imagine that if it were present in Google Analytics, there would be a listing for Google’s Chrome Browser.  On the chart above, I’m not entirely sure what is Netscape compatible.  But this data is generated from DreamHost where I keep some of my webpages.  That includes this blog.