foreign domains ranking

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  1. LiamLC

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    I was wondering if it's harder to rank say a co.uk domain in the USA because it is a foreign domain? Does anyone have experience with this?

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    Although I'm no expert at SEO but I've had many minisites with .in and .me extensions ranking on first page and some in even top 3 at google for some highly competetive keywords.
     
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    do they rank high in the USA? or just in india?
     
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    They ranked high in global searches as well as indian searches. Definitely they had better results in local searches than they had with global one's due to the ccTLD.
     
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    All I know is you can choose which country to target in google webmaster's tools.
     
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    actually it is not hard...you simply have to push the domains fw like you would do to any other domain like those from US. About 4 months ago I had a site on a foreign domain .It ranked high because of promotion and I sold it. As I see it went down a little but I guess the chap who bought it is not using the same advertisement package I used.
     
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    Despite many people saying .ws stands for 'website', in actual fact it is the country specific TLD for Samoa (see: hxxp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.ws) - swap hxxp for http!

    So, if you choose to use a .ws tld for ranking in UK or USA, you won't be able to do things like set country-target in google's webmaster tools, and your site *may* be seen as a Samoa based site...

    It would be the same as going with a .co.uk domain when targeting USA...

    Consider a .co domain, recently these switched from being a country based domain (Columbia - hxxp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.co ) to a non-country specific tld. swap hxxp for http!

    Hope that helps to stop any newbies getting blagged!!!
     
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    I have been wondering this. I have an 18 month old .co.uk and am wondering if I should just switch it to a similar .com to get more USA traffic? I have a .com that is 6 months old but with less backlinks. Do you think I should make the change now while neither site is doing brilliantly?
     
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    I would definitely switch, if only because some US viewers may click away if they see ".co.uk" at the end of the url.