country-specific domain advice and help needed

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by Bert Gert, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Bert Gert

    Bert Gert Newbie

    Aug 20, 2016
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    Quick one, how would you guys approach this?

    - Client has a dot com website that's ranking page one for most of their keywords in the local market.
    - Client also has the country-specific TLD for this market, and wants to put it to use

    The client's SEO guy had big plans to host a spun mirror of the dot-com homepage on the new TLD, with all links 301'd to the dot com site. Goal was to get both sites ranking and dominate the listings, plus I believe he thought the country-specific TLD would rank better just because it was country-specific. Trouble is, the SEO developers have only done about half of the work. Client is now coming to me (the web dev) for recommendations and a solution.

    In theory, I could build the mirror site with these 301s no drama, just want to check if there's any other advice or recommendations for the SEO side of things that you would advise looking into?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can give,