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Does the language matter?

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by JohnDoe1337, Nov 29, 2011.

  1. JohnDoe1337

    JohnDoe1337 Registered Member

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    I am building local business websites, but I was wondering if the backlinks to that website should come from blogs/profiles with the same language as my local website or maybe it doesn't matter?
     
  2. moeatwa

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    I'm pretty sure that quality backlinks from any reputable source will count, but it's definitely a plus to have the backlinks from places having the same language as your site. It looks more natural for websites in Spanish, say, to mention other websites that are also in Spanish for example.
     
  3. JohnDoe1337

    JohnDoe1337 Registered Member

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    The problem is that it's quite hard to find a lot of high ranking dutch blogs...
     
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    joaquin112 Regular Member

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    Just get the links ;) Mix it up as much as you can.
     
  5. nik rossi

    nik rossi Registered Member

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    links are links, but def mix in a bunch of locals too...
     
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    flx89 Senior Member

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    it does not matter. just create a big diversity. it's best if you can also get some back links from websites that are written in your language.
     
  7. ewandy

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    If you are trying to rank nationally it's a good idea to find links from your own country. For example i had tons of stories that site is ranking well in the US but it's nowhere in the UK and they want to rank in the UK.

    Some people might disagree with me but it's good to have hosting and domain TLD for the country specific. Then you can get away with links from different sites. Also if you are writing in dutch then the chances are quite slim to appear other parts of the search engine except the dutch google :).
     
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    joaquin112 Regular Member

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    Nobody will disagree with you because what you just said is COMMON SENSE. Nobody who wants to rank in the argentina search engine will host their sites in China - well at least nobody with half a brain, that is ;)

     
  9. peetu69

    peetu69 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hosting is not that important as you think.

    You can easily rank websites hosted on hostgator in foreign countries.

    Most importantly is of course the content and like everyone said mix in some links from that country.

    Just try to get as much contextual links in your language as you can and you will see good results.
     
  10. JohnDoe1337

    JohnDoe1337 Registered Member

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    I certainly hope hosting locality doesn't matter since I've got my hosting from Hostgator...

    I'm ranking a local business website for a notary and an architect. I'm not quite sure where I can get contextual links in my own language (dutch). There aren't any notary blogs as far as I can see. However, competition is very slim for the region I'm ranking (notary in <city>) so it shouldn't be too hard, I hope.
     
  11. peetu69

    peetu69 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It does not have to do exactly with notary, anything related to law and jurisdiction will do it perfectly. At least thats my experience.

    Easiest contextual links would be web 2.0 properties with spun dutch content.
     
  12. blackwp

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    Well I read a post on Matt Cutts blog a while back, and he said hosting matters:eek:
     
  13. backlinks1

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    as you know, when we post backlinks to the sites that have the same language, they are undexed easily. so it's best to do the backlinks in the site with same language
     
  14. blackhatstand

    blackhatstand Newbie

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    it depends on your niche.
    and you should know your niche better than me,
    so use you common sense
     
  15. kouxx

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    there are different things to consider here.

    is the linking domain hosted in your or in an other country?
    is the content around your link in your language?
    what is the domain tld of the domain that links to you... ( this is i.e. when the linking domain is new and hosted in your country but has another tld ggl might need some time to figure out which country it is from.this only applys to specific tdl ( not .in .it .me .biz .... ) )

    so there is lots of things to consider..
    if you want to rank for your keyword in your country...
    you should have links from websites that are at least in your language...

    if you have lots of links for you keyword comming from pages in an other language you might rank for your native keyword in the search engine of that specific language/country. ( ie. so you would rank for a french keyword in ggl.ru )

    but links from other countries will also strangen your site.. and help your rankings in your country a little ( but not as much as links from sites in your country would)

    could i make this clear?!
     
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  16. Amsterdammer

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    Isn't that what advanced search is for in G?

    Code:
    http://www.google.nl/search?as_q=reageer&as_epq=blog&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_nlo=&as_nhi=&lr=lang_nl&cr=countryNL&as_qdr=all&as_sitesearch=&as_occt=&safe=images&tbs=&as_filetype=&gbv=1&sei=orRbT6D8HoafOuisxJcN
    You would still have to check those url's though.
    Also, Geenstijl, Metro, Pers and so on are all blogs that seem to index well enough.

    Not sure on how you want to use this, and I am no expert in this field, but I still hope this will help you out. :)

    On a side note, I noticed spitsnieuws does not delete all spam. ;)
    Proost!
     
  17. sumon2k7

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    This depends on the language of your content, and where you want to rank your keyword. If it is your country you can use your native language.