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How to rank for this?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by TheExecutioner, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. TheExecutioner

    TheExecutioner Junior Member

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    So I'm making a website and want to target Google.com as the keyword gets 4,000 monthly searches.

    However, from past experiences, I've noticed my sites don't rank for Google.com but only for Google.co.uk which doesn't get much searches for my niche.

    How can I rank only for Google? I have a .com extension but that doesn't work for some reason as I still rank for UK and not US.

    Any help appreciated :)
     
  2. articlewritingwork

    articlewritingwork Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i am surprised by the fact that google.com has only 4k searches
     
  3. auxiliarus

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    ???

    Just keep adding .com links and links from all sorts of countries in English, in your webmaster choose the proper settings and it'll come by itself. You're just not patient enough.
     
  4. Nargil

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    Oh it will rank, don't worry. What TLD is your domain?

    How have you determined that you are ranking only on co.uk?
     
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  6. xRAYPEST

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    I think the Op wanted to say that his keyword is ranking in UK but not in the US.
     
  7. Nargil

    Nargil Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Apologies, didn't see it.
     
  8. saketanand

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    if the keyword get only 4,000 searches it is not very hard to make it to google.com
     
  9. godspeed007

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  10. TheExecutioner

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    Used SEMRush . Ranking for both UK and US but only UK is ranking for the main keywords while USA is random little keywords that I wasn't even targeting.


    Yep
     
  11. We Bring Rank

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    Is your site is .Uk or .US based domains..and the content is related for ?
     
  12. knowing25

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    1. Start gathering information on your competitors
    2. Find sites linking to more than one competitor
    3. Check your competitor’s branded home page links
    4. Find your competitor’s guest posts
    5. Find your competitor’s recurring backlink sources
    6. Grab ALL your competitor’s backlinks
    7. Finally… don’t only rely on just replicating your competitor’s links
     
  13. Ste Fishkin

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    set the location in google search console.
     
  14. newsworldinside

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    Best practice, first add your site on webmastertools and set your target country as US. Then do a US citation for your niche, so that Google will think this domain is US based.
     
  15. godspeed007

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    Change your host to USA server and come back with new results after 4 to 6 weeks in this thread. Make sure your new USA hosting server is faster than the old UK server. I bet it will get USA rankings for your site.

    You can also set preferred location as USA in WMT settings as said above by Fishkin but you will get better USA ranking with the server change.

    This is exactly what you need.

    Cheers!
     
  16. Seems like your many of the links are targeting UK sites, And you may link local SEO links. that may be the reason.
     
  17. williamsons

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    You might just have more competition globally than within the UK. Continue building links.
     
  18. batiatus

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    1. Host your website on USA based hosting.
    2. Change your target country to USA by using Google Webmaster console.
    3. Try to get some backlinks from Non-UK websites.
    4. Try to get some visitors from USA. Does not have to be much but constant.