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Does anyone have experience with ranking international domains in google.com?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by platinvm, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    I have a client that has a .ca domain and he ranks really well in Google.ca but not so well in Google.com. I have spent over two months and more more hours then I ever thought trying to get this guy ranked. I have made a little progress but it takes a lot of link juice just to get it to move little for a medium level keyword.

    He wants to rank for google.ca and google.com and I am having trouble doing both. I am just wondering if I am doing something wrong. Does anyone else here have any experience ranking .ca's in Google.com or ranking in google.ca?
     
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    SyZygy Senior Member

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    My personal experience is that if I want to rank on .com i use only global domains
    If I want to rank on local, I use only local domains

    The only success with ranking local domains on google.com is with very little competition..

    Anyhow, don't stop trying, build High PR backlinks, make some pyramids and .gov links.
    If a guy with a .info domain could outrank Wikipedia then you can do it with a .co to ;)
     
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  3. platinvm

    platinvm Senior Member

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    This is what most people are telling me, I guess the only option for him is to get a .com.
     
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    VIC SEO Elite Member

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    It will be very difficult for you to make him rank well with the current domain. To rank internationally and globally it would be more advisable to get a domain name that would be recognized internationally as well. Ranking locally and globally on local domain can be one tough job and I think that you just found out the hard way.
     
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    platinvm Senior Member

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    Ya I did learn the hard way, I put a crazy amount of hours into there main keyword and got no results. You live and you learn though.
     
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    Get a .com/.net, transfer the website and 301 redirect to it. My advice :)
     
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    It depends. Is it a local keyword? Does your client want a local keyword to rank highly in Google.com? If so then it doesn't matter. If it isn't localised, then it will be much harder. Still possible; you see local domains ranking all of the time. It is just more work.
     
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    xPWN1t Regular Member

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    Set the domain up with Webmaster Tools and change the target to US.