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How to rank in local non english language google?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by yoyo33, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    For some sites I get to page1 on serp for G in english.
    But in my country, g local i am on page 4 - 10.
    I tried to set language from webmaster tools,
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    meta "Content-Language" and lang (can't post the actual code because it triggers moderation system)
    but still nothing.
    I don't know what to do next.
    Any ideas?
    Thank you.
     
  2. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    I just checked some of my white hat sites and one of them is #1 on G com and #11 in local G.
    So I'm... :):(
    Most of the searches are in my native language.
    What do you think?
     
  3. trismegiste

    trismegiste Newbie

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    Is your site in english or in your native language ?
     
  4. LukesDad

    LukesDad Junior Member

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    Are your backlinks from international sites or from your country?
     
  5. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    ~trismegiste
    Site is in my native language.

    ~LukesDad
    I have links from many TLDs, not only from my country.
     
  6. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    I tried a while ago to link only from sites in my language but no results. So I don't think this is the way. I could not find more than 500 good links in my language so maybe that is the reason.
     
  7. akvariumDK

    akvariumDK Newbie

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    Normally i just get a good domain containing my key words, wait a month, build the site slowly = updated every day for a week or two.. then I start to mok around on the header info once a week to show that there is activity..normally that gets me to site 2-3 on G instantly.. then you just star dropping some .edu and .gov backlinks, build a 100 fan fan page on Facebook and keep the main site updated.. should take you right to the top of Google :)
     
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  8. bluhat

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    akvariumDK i like your thread.
     
  9. Jessica123

    Jessica123 Registered Member

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    Hi,
    I think you have to try huge Local directory submissions and forums for the promotion.
    Other than that, try Google Translate, Yahoo's Babel Fish and Microsoft Translator (Bing) provide ready-made translator widgets that you can integrate in the body of your site using simple copy-paste.
    I think it definitely works. All the best.
     
  10. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    ~akvariumDK
    About that header trick - is it about <head> in the h t m l code? Do you change the title or what?
    You tried this methods on non english sites? Because this is my problem.

    ~Jessica123
    I tried before with local directories & forums. But only ~500. When you say huge I belive is something like 50k.

    Thank you all for responses. But my #1 question remains: Why such a big difference between com and regional Google? I mean #1-#7 on com and #11-#40 on local. Why G why? :detective
     
  11. eterxx

    eterxx Junior Member

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    a little bit of this, a little bit of that
    Did you change the country target in Webmaster tools? (not needed if the website extension is the country extension ex: ***.de for a dutch website)
    Is the website's server located in your country?
    Is the specific language correctly specified in your header?

    Hope that will help you
     
  12. marketingmon

    marketingmon Newbie

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    I have done this and what I can say from my own experience is the following.

    If you are trying to get ranked higher in your local google code make sure the country is mentioned in your title, meta description, and keywords. Also keep one language only. Don't mix with english.

    Add some major cities in your country as keywords as well ... that tells google you must be talking about the country and be there.

    i have pushed aside local sites because I have optimized for the specific country.
    Build backlinks from websites in your language. Always get backlinks from the same language as yours.

    good Luck
     
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  13. akiaki

    akiaki Registered Member

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    Hey marketingmon that's some really solid advice.

    Do you or anyone have any other general advice? I'm guessing a lot of the automated tools for article marketing and whatnot are geared for English only (or maybe more accurately, they are agnostic, but that means you'll probably be getting backlinks mostly in places that aren't in your language). So are there tools that specialize in country-specific backlinking or other stuff?

    Anyone had experience with non-anglo languages? Do things like asian languages or others with entirely different character sets pose any problems or special challenges?
     
  14. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    ~eterxx
    I did all from your post.

    ~marketingmon
    I will give it a try. When you say country in title - what title?
    <title> of the webpage? title on articles? title on homepage or on every page?

    Thank you all for responses and I'm waiting for more.
     
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    luciferye Newbie

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    Is the website's server located in your country?
     
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    I'm also interested in this, from what I saw the competitor ranking #1 has done so with a huge volume of backlinks to his site's pages (links coming not only from the same country, but from all over the world).
     
  17. trismegiste

    trismegiste Newbie

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    I also have to rank site in my native language (french) and usually what I will do is:

    Blast articles with Article Marketing Robot and put link in french in the resource box.
    Submit articles to ALN, since they don't check the links.
    Use blog commenting and forum signature alot !
    I might also do guess blogging in exchange of backlinks
    I will also build a strong web 2.0 presence
     
  18. yoyo33

    yoyo33 Regular Member

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    I'm glad so many nice members are joining this thread.
    My server is in US, vps - just to be sure ip is clean.
    I have links from good pr blogs in comments.
    Next I'll do more links from web 2.0 and I'll follow some steps mentioned by marketingmon. But I'm still waiting for marketingmon to clarify that title trick.

    ~trismegiste
    What is ALN and guess blogging?
     
  19. LukesDad

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    I am from germany and do a lot of seo on KWs with "Umlauten" like äöü (I hope you can read that :)) and what I can say is:

    It's a pain in the ass!!

    Half of the tools don't do special chars and nearly no backlinking page can handle special chars as well:(
     
  20. akiaki

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    yoyo, I think what is meant is that having the name of your country in the article and/or page title can help you rank. like:

    "Buying Blue Soap In Nepal"