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google.com and google.ca

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dkdanielkli, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. dkdanielkli

    dkdanielkli Regular Member

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    2 days ago I've started building a blog for a very specific niche like " North Vancouver Hotels" ( NOT THE ACTUAL NICHE) and I don't really have that many back-links yet and no serious SEO done yet too.
    The thing is that my website is about a Canadian city and I am expecting to get at least 95% Canadian traffic. Now the funny part is that my website is ranked 5th is google.com for my specific phrase and not in the 10 first pages of google.ca where I expect most of the traffic to come from.
    Why is that ?
    BTW, i'm using a .com domain.
     
  2. Winchester

    Winchester BANNED BANNED

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    Where your site is hosted and the TLD extensions of the backlinks will play into a bit, but also remember Google.ca will be more competitive for a Canadian keyword than google.com will be. As someone who does SEO in Canada I can (on occasion) use the american rankings as an early indication that my campaign is working strong. Get a few .ca mentions and keep building - you're on the right track :)
     
  3. cdn_craigs

    cdn_craigs Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i do 90% canadian SEO - and .ca is generally preferring in google.ca
     
  4. crosscheck

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    Verify in your webmaster tools>site configuration>settings set geographic location to Canada. And follow the valuable info winchester & cnd_craigs has stated ! Get those .ca BL and you are good to go :)