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Foreign SEO and Ranking Question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Genghis John, Nov 18, 2010.

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  1. Genghis John

    Genghis John Registered Member

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    Hey I have recently decided to do something I never have before and target an offer for the another country. I am pos. 3 here in the US, but a proxy revealed I am in pos. 7 for my chosen area.

    How am I to target a specific area? The US is great, but there can be more traffic elsewhere.

    Thanks
     
  2. blight12

    blight12 Regular Member

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    You want to target a different country with the same website, or a new website?
     
  3. Genghis John

    Genghis John Registered Member

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    This is a new website. I got a .com, but I am starting to think a UK extension would make more sense, but I didn't think of it.

    Anyway, it is an easy keyword.
     
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    gshfgshf Newbie

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    Get link on the same IP space that you want to rank in.

    Need higher position in UK? Get UK hosted links back to your website.

    I also leave the geo targeting disabled in webmaster tools so my sites have a global reach, this is harder to do with a CCTLD as google tries to pigeon hole you to whatever cctld you have.
     
  5. blight12

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    If i wanted to target a specific country ranking, i would get that cctld domain, it seems to work better then getting a .com or similar and then setting it to a country in google webmaster tools (in my experience anyway). This may simply work out better though since there are generaly better names available you can put keywords in for cclds
     
  6. Genghis John

    Genghis John Registered Member

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    Alright, so I checked my registrar again and the actual cctld was taken, although this is not for an active site.

    Reaching a global audience is not necessary, but I didn't know there is a benefit to setting GWT to a specific country. I don't know exactly how to get UK links, though. I can find blogs via footprints, but I never thought about the country.

    And getting foreign domains for better keywords is something I have not heard talked about a lot, but that seems to make a lot of sense.