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How much of an edge do country specific domains have?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by winger, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. winger

    winger Newbie

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    Just wondering, how much of an edge do country specific domains have (considering good content and all) over the TLDs?

    Like, how easy it is to rank an exactmatchdomain.co.uk site on google.co.uk compared to somekeyword.com ? Assuming that the top results do not have great authority.

    Thanks!
     
  2. floflo89

    floflo89 Regular Member

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    You have the option in webmastertools@google to set your targeted area.
    exactmatchdomain.co.uk site on google.co.uk helps, but you need backlinks and original content, etc
     
  3. winger

    winger Newbie

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    Yeah but significantly lesser number of backlinks than that's needed for somekeyword.org for google.co.uk right?
     
  4. floflo89

    floflo89 Regular Member

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    nobody can say that, depends on the niche, content etc. it's not only about bkl..
    I'm ranking really nice at this time whit .com on .ro so, it depends. Having a co.uk helps but there are a few more thing that you must take in sight.
     
  5. Dellius

    Dellius Junior Member

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    Generally, this question was answered by Google's staff in the press some years ago.

    Country-specific TLD's help you beat generic TLD's on the local market, i.e., say co.uk will give you an edge in google.co.uk's SERPS but not in google.com's SERPS.

    Google will give your site higher relevance for your local market. Like co.uk beats .com or .net or .me.
     
  6. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    I know a .com will rank on G.com well before it ranks on G.com.au , but with abit of work it's easily possible.

    I think it's also really important to concentrate on links from the country. I've seen great results since targeting country specific links to rank a .com on G.com.au
     
  7. winger

    winger Newbie

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I think it's better to actually try it out. I'll update this thread. :) Ordering some articles now.
     
  8. healthychoicenatural

    healthychoicenatural Newbie

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    Google will give your site higher relevance for your local market.
     
  9. blight12

    blight12 Regular Member

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    For targeting specific countries I only use that countries tld, it has "seemed to work" better then a general tld like a .com that was set to that country in webmaster tools. With that said, i have ranked a .com as well for a specific country as a test and it worked fine. Just setting the country in webmaster tools works. I did not need to do anything else like using a local hosting ip.