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french website ranking higher in .com than in .fr

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by rashow, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. rashow

    rashow Power Member

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    Hello guys,
    recently i created a website targeting a french keyword with french content. Didn't do much link building so far, i noticed it's ranking 13 for the main keyword in google.com but around 18 in google.fr.
    Do you guys think that getting links from .fr websites might affect the rankings on the french G?
    Anyone tried doing link building for non english websites and experienced this?
    Thank you :)
     
  2. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes, you absolutely need .fr backlinks. And even more key is you get french language content in your external backlinks. Go see the ratio of .com to .fr that your successful competition uses and don't use more .com than they do.

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  3. rashow

    rashow Power Member

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    I see, so i guess i'll just do some manual link building because most seo "packages" and pbn links on here are from .com tlds.
    Thank you for the answer.
     
  4. REAL EMAIL ID

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    Yes you need .fr domain links to get rank on google.fr
     
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    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Did you set your site to target France in WMT?
     
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  6. rashow

    rashow Power Member

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    No i didn't, didn't know this was a thing..