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Effect of Non-UK Links for UK Ranking

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by iitob, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. iitob

    iitob Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've got a few new UK business clients who want to boost their rankings. Mainly it's low/semi competitive phrases that I have enough UK-based link resources to handle. But for those more competitive phrases something extra is needed.

    Anyone have any experience with the effect non-UK links have on UK rankings? I've tried to go after competitive, localised UK keywords in the past with mainly US links, and had limited success, but wondered if they could provide a "push over the edge" when combined with UK links.

    Hope that makes sense - if not I'll try to re-phrase.

    Any feedback greatly appreciated :D
     
  2. iitob

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    Thread didn't seem to have posted first time, tried to include post text as a reply... and then it's appeared.

    Apologies to all!
     
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  3. iitob

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    Double-post - apologies.
     
  4. bbob1970

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    It might help.

    For 1 of my domains I list nr 3 in google.com and nr 6 on google.co.uk
    This is for a com domain.
    The nr position is a us company the lists 1 on both google.com and google.co.uk
    nr9 on google.com is a .co.uk extensions and on google.co.uk lists are nr 3

    So depending on your keywords and how many competitors you might score nr 1 of high only with non uk links. That said with high local competition you might also want to add some links from the uk. I think it always helps to get local links.

    Have the same problem for a german keyword. google.com nr 3, google.de nr 14 for the same keyword. This keyword has more competitions thus local links are needed to push it up.
     
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  5. iitob

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    Thanks for sharing your experience mate.
     
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    There is no doubt about this. I have a .co.uk site which has 90% non uk links. It was sandboxed but now it's back and ruling the uk serps, pretty much based on .com links.
     
  7. bbob1970

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    The biggest example is keyword angela who has massive backinks. on g.com she is nr 2
    on g.co.uk she is nr 1
    on g.de she is nr 9 because of high local competition
    on g.fr she is nr 13 because of high local competition

    If you have enough backlinks from no local domains you might get to nr 1 but some local ones will help you get to 1 even for high competitive keywords.