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How to focus on Google's international search engines?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dk1180, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. dk1180

    dk1180 Newbie

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    If I am based in the USA and my site is hosted here, but I want my site to show up on one of Google's international search engine, let's say Google Japan, what should I be doing?

    I know that I should be getting links that have that other country in the keyword, for example "japan web design", but what else can I do to focus my SEO on a particular country's Google page?
     
  2. Kikerinka

    Kikerinka Senior Member

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    I am not sure if you are right with your theory, regarding the keyword "Japan". Honestly it sounds ridiculous to me.

    But to your question: It's a secret to me also.. A good advice is definitely to build links on local domains, but that's tough, as there are barely any article directories, quality web 2.0, etc., in Japan....
     
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    Roparadise BANNED BANNED

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    Use keywords that are in the local language of that nation. It works for me in the Romanian searches,and I'm not even trying to be in the Romanian searches.:18:
     
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    Cad01 Regular Member

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    Hi, i think that the comments above me are correct, building links in domains with local tld is the best starting option to see if you can appear in another country as specific as Japan.
     
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    milian Power Member

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    set your geo target in GWT to Japan
     
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    SEOLair Regular Member

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    You need links from .jp domains.
     
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    csfuk Regular Member

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    If you would like to rank website in regional Google then your best bet is to get a region domain.

    For instance if you like to rank in G Japan, then you should get a co.jp domain( if there are no restrictions) and dont forget to host in Japan.

    This also work with .com domain but it has to be hosted in the region that you would to rank it.

    Regards
     
  10. Viltedali

    Viltedali Regular Member

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    It probably wouldn't hurt to host the site in the country (if only one other) you want it to do well in.
     
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    select ur target audience as japan in ur google webmaster account
     
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    walrus_78 Registered Member

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    look for keywords related to your site at google keyword tool, when you find the most popular in Japan for example optimize your site around it, that works for me in Spanish to target different countries in south america or spain.
     
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    So I have experience in this with regards to the fact that I keep my useragent's language at zh-CN (Chinese (Simplified)) because I learn the language on the side. The results are *completely* different.

    What I recommend is that you put actual utf-8 unicode text in your site. So, for example, I want to show up in Chinese Google search.

    I have a website that sells
    Python + Database + Server Management Services

    Translate those keywords into their respective words in Chinese:
    Python + 数据库 + 服务器 + 管理

    That way when a Chinese person does the search (using their native language) it will come up with your site :).