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Australian Backlinks?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by michelle111, May 8, 2012.

  1. michelle111

    michelle111 Registered Member

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know where i can get or buy australian backlinks to my website
    i mean domains with extension .com.au
    ???
    Thanks guys!
     
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  2. mrankin

    mrankin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Not sure of any dedicated service that provides these. Would love to know why you feel you need them - I don't think the .com.au has any bearing on Google results personally (speaking from experience).
     
  3. michelle111

    michelle111 Registered Member

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    Thanks for your reply, i think it does have a bearing over australian local results
    i have noticed after the updates that websites in my niche with only .com have been overtaken by sites with com.au backlinks
     
  4. mrankin

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    I disagree, I rank #2 for 'seo optimisation' on google.com.au and my domain is a .biz domain. My business is based in Sydney Australia. I have zero backlinks from .com.au sites. Just my thoughts.
     
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    codo3500 Regular Member

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    I've found it doesn't matter a whole lot. I find it easier to rank .au's in Australia, but as for backlinks, it's far too time consuming to focus on getting .com.au links, there just aren't many places you can get them to be honest.

    If for example you start varying your anchor including terms such as "Blue Widgets Australia" and "Blue Widgets Sydney" Google seems to get the picture that your site is AU focused. I've used this technique very successfully.
     
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  6. pasenseoso

    pasenseoso Power Member

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    you need to have links from local sites of that location. :)
     
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    No you don't! Read my post, I have zero links from Australia.
     
  8. bigfoot1

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    Essentially if you host your site in a certain area it'll rank better even if it has a different domain extension than the country you're trying to rank in?

    So somebody going for a french term in Google France would be better of hosting his site in France?

    Very interesting, I hadn't heard of this before.
     
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    No, that's not quite what I'm saying. My site ranks extremely well on google.com.au for 'seo optimisation'. My site has a .biz extension, and is hosted in the USA. It has almost only international backlinks pointing to it, but I have remembered I do have about 5 Australian Business Directory free listings. I doubt these would add much influence.
     
  10. commenting shop

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    I am doing blog commenting since 5 years and use all domains include .au, biz, info and many other types all are helpfull to increase your SERP!
     
  11. milian

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    I agree.


    Although out of interest do you have you site geo targeted to Australia in Web master tools?
     
  12. karanraj

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    I think if you have local business then do some local listing and also go for some link exchange plan then, definitely you will get the results. Because its hard to get backlinks from australian websites.

    Or you can search australian forums or blogs for backlinks.
     
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    Trying to find specific .com.au backlinks is not worth the time or effort, as ranking can be achieved just as well with global, diversified links. Just a few points from my own observations: ranking a domain with .com.au for Australian search engine is definitely easier, although is not mandatory (good rankings possible with all tld, including .biz). Hosting with an Australian provider may make some difference, particularly if you use their "search engine visibility" which includes submissions to multiple Australian directories.

    I would limit my Australian backlinks to australian directory submission, both paid and free. Definitely include local search terms as mentioned previously, like xyz Sydney, xyz Australia etc.

    ps 'seo optimisation' will always rank well on the google.com.au due to its spelling (rather than 'seo optimization' which has far greater competition, particularly in USA)
     
  14. milian

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    Just answered my own question. I found you ranking in google.com.au, clicked 'Pages from Australia', and you're still there, so Im presuming that means you do have it geo targeted in WMT
     
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    Yes I certainly do have it geo targeted.
     
  16. pasenseoso

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    It's because of "localization".

    are you from australia and your services is for australians right? now try to search your term from another country. (google.de / google.com.ph/ google.com.br) and you'll not see the same ranking as you are searching locally (google.com.au). :)

    I saw a website that only ages less than a week and is ranking 3 on the local google(google.com.ph) serps. That site doesn't have any backlinks and worse, no content. It literally is a site that has just claimed a domain and hosting recently but why is his site on the top of the serp?

    Things I noticed
    1. domain name (.gov)
    2. keyword in the domain
    3. and just advertisements from the host

    :)

    i'm not saying that you can rank well without backlinks so does no content. It probably is because of some few seo point. AUTHORITY. as with penguin's update, we are still waiting for things to settle and sure enough over seo/keyword emphasis/overly using of h1 h2 h3/link diversity/social signals/ and a lot more has to be considered before your site is going to rank well in the serp.

    aside from ranking, think about how your site should convert and give google what they want - "user experience"

    I do not argue with your observation of "no backlink" - "ranking good" thingy as I am even observing it as well in the serps. I just want people who are very new to seo who are reading this post not be mislead of our observation. SEO is technical and has to consider adequate analysis before arriving to any conclusion. Better yet, I encourage everyone to experiment with your observation so we would all benefit from it. :)


    Best regards,

    pasenseoso

    "Mabuhay and mga PILIPINO"
     
  17. pasenseoso

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    just as i was thinking.. GWT geo targeting + business listings + popular key term in the area

    :)

    this is a good post. :)
     
  18. mrankin

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    You're certainly right in your observations. For me, SEO is not just about reaching #1 on top of all of the search engines you can. For me it forms part of a wider marketing plan, and thus I work with my clients to clearly define their target market, and then go after them as aggressively as possible. I live in Australia, and I want Australian clients, preferably clients in the same city. On the flip side I also have a proxy site that I target directly at the US market on Google.com. I only care about rankings on whichever search engine is relevant for me.
     
  19. LikeaSir

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    It's worth looking for sites hosted in your country, as the TLD won't always be country specific.

    That said, it looks as though you're hosting on a UK IP.
     
  20. mannykiid

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    do local listing since ur trying to find one from there