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A co.uk domain in google.com - easy/hard?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by norway000x, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. norway000x

    norway000x Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I'd like to hear your point of view on this.

    Is it possible to get a domain.co.uk ranking good in google.com ?

    The domain is from 2007 and has about 9000 links. If it's not possible to get ranked in google.com would a permanent 301 redirect transfer the link juice to a new .com domain ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    This is a tricky question.

    Officially, as long as your webmaster tools are geo-set to the USA, there should be no reason why you should by "held back" by the tld.

    However, I know where your hesitation comes from. I would find it hard to decide what to do in this scenario.

    Again, technically with a redirect, you are telling Google the new location of your website, and they usually work fine, but there is always that nagging doubt...

    Basically, I don't know the answer, but I can understand your puzzlement.
     
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  3. norway000x

    norway000x Junior Member

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    From within Googles Webmaster Tools I found this ...:

    "You can only use this feature for sites with a generic top-level domain, such as .com or .org. Sites with country-coded top-level domains (such as .ie or .co.uk) are already associated with a geographic region,..."​

    F****! That's what I thought...
    Looks like I have to get a new domain and do a 301 redirect on the whole got d*** s***! :(
    * not very happy right now *
     
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  4. lildre320

    lildre320 Registered Member

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    is the .us domain a difficult one?
     
  5. TehBoss

    TehBoss Newbie

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    .co.uk CAN rank on Google.com, I have seen it many times before, however it is harder. How much harder I don't know.
     
  6. suzieq

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    My sites rank in .com but for UK searches! the USA ones are way lower.
    You could use a .com and redirect it, provided the keywords are on par with each other.
     
  7. stkmags

    stkmags Regular Member

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    i agree...but also the country tlds seems to have a preference in the results on the local SE's