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Canada Site? .com Domain or .ca Domain? What's Best, Targeting Canada Local Searches.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by weruncompanies, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    Not sure, first international site..
     
  2. SEOWhizz

    SEOWhizz Power Member

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    Assuming you wish to rank in google.ca...

    ccTLD is a ranking factor for local search, so having a .ca domain will help.
    Alternatively, if you're building something like a brand, you could use a .com and either host the site in Canada or set the location in Google Webmaster Tools.

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  3. weruncompanies

    weruncompanies Power Member

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    Thanks for the information, will be using a host in the US, will have to figure out the location settings.
     
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    If you are targeting ONLY Canadians, then I would go with a .ca name and host it in Canada.
     
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    I think (but I am not sure) that the country where your site is located is more important than tld.
     
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