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French website Ranked in Google.fr and not in Google.com

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xpleet, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. xpleet

    xpleet Regular Member

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    Hey,
    I was hit by the last panda update in a French website. Few days after that, I removed the old content and added good unique content, and I started doing off page SEO again (BH and WH) for the website.
    Here is the analytics graphic for organic traffic :

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    Now I rank as normal before the Panda, but I want to improve my ranking.
    I'm doing good link building strategy, and everyday I build many backlinks from many sources and I try to don't leave any footprint so it looks natural.
    The problem is, I can improve my ranking in Google.fr and Google.ca but I can't improve it in Google.com. My goal is to be in TOP #3 for 2 main keywords in Google.com.
    The keywords for this niche looks freeze in the SERP for all the websites in TOP 10. All of the TOP #6 have older website than mine with PR2 to PR7 and my website has PR2.
    Here is my ranking :

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    Any idea how can I improve my ranking in Google.com (priority) ?
    Cheers.
     
  2. gsy159

    gsy159 Power Member

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    When you have '<meta http-equiv="language"... ' try to remove, i had a german webiste which were ranked only in google.com after i added that meta it were ranked on german too
     
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  3. NapsteR

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    and to rank it in .com add the add meta tag specifying the site is international. and submit the site in webmaster tool and specify the site as international.
     
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    That tool is CuteRank NapsteR.
     
  6. xpleet

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    Yeah the tool used to track is CuteRank and there is a Free and Paid edition available.
    The website is already added in Google webaster tool, and it's marked as international (no zone targeted).
    There is no " <meta http-equiv="language" " in the website. The only thing in header that makes it in FR language is this :
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    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//FR" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
    Can this be the cause?
     
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    xpleet Regular Member

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    I think DOCTYPE has no effect in this case. Just found this:

     
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    Any idea guys ?
     
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    Change the settings in google webmaster tools can help.
     
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    Because .fr is a ccTLD g00gIe thinks that is an french website.The best thing that you can do is to buy a .com domain and 301 redirect everything.Also build some backlinks from .com websites

    Tim
     
  11. NapsteR

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    by checking your screenshot, its already ranking at 13th... And in .fr its only 7th.. Thats ranking you will get. Get more links and rank #1 in fr. Then it will come up in .com too...
     
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    xpleet Regular Member

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    It's not .fr, it's a .com domain but the content is in French.

    Already did it from from a while but there is no impact. Also every domain added to webmaster tool is set by default as international.

    The problem here is it's very very hard to rank #1, it's a huge competition and there is some old and autority websites in the #1 and #2 spots.
    Also the weird thing is that there is too much difference between .fr and .com. Look for example at one keyword that rank #2 in Google.fr and #17 in Google.com !!! Another example, one keyword rank #6 in Google.fr and it's not in TOP 100 for Google.com
     
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    If you cant rank it in .fr you can forget it in .com...
     
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    I rank #2 in one keyword at Google.fr and it's #17 on Google.com, how can you explain it???
    Anyway, I'll try to rank the other keywords to the TOP #3 and I will see if it'll stay frozen in the .com