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How to Rank on European local googles?!

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  1. zamba

    zamba Newbie

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    Hello,

    How to Rank a website on European local googles like google.italy or google.espain?! Can US hosted site do it or some say a local host is a must?! What else should I take in account?!

    The site is in english, but it's travel related and google keyword tool tells me almost a half searches come from Italy, only the other half is shared between US, UK and other countries....
     
  2. tami6699

    tami6699 Regular Member

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    You can host your site, where ever u like, its a myths, that google care, in the local search, your server place.

    You know the local language in Italy? So you can answer this by yourself.
    Maybe u get some hits from global ranks like destinations in IT, but you don´t get any longterm, because people there didn´t search in english.
     
  3. GiorgioB

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    Hmm.. a little puzzled. You don't need to have your website hosted in any country in specific to rank in this or that serach engine. However, it does help if that website in in that language. Not 100% necessary but it does help.

    Not sure what you mean about the Google keyword tool. Keep one thing in mind though, if your website is not relevant to Italians or Spanish visitors, then they will all bounce off and your traffic will be useless. That's why you might want to create new sites eg. subdomains where you have translated your website into each local language and then optimise especially for those local language search engines.
     
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  4. zamba

    zamba Newbie

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    because people there didn´t search in english.
    if your website is not relevant to Italians or Spanish visitors, then they will all bounce off and your traffic will be useless.
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    Answer : It seems they do in english. Google keyword tool says - for example "Rome accommodation" is searched in english and out of 60k searches 27k from Italy and it is relevant - because travelers can be from Italy or US, doesn't matter...
     
  5. tami6699

    tami6699 Regular Member

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    No italian will search for: "rome accommodation", they are searching for things like: Roma albergo, Roma foresteria or things like that.

    Tourists searching for "rome accomodation" but no local, italian user.
     
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    Try to get high quality backlinks from your local authority domains.
    Track the backlinks from competitors and get backlinks on those websites as well.
    If everything done right, you will be in the top 3 soon depending upon the competition.
     
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    vishal2890 Power Member

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    Build links on websites hosted in the same countries you wanna target .You will see results soon.
     
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    That's pretty easy: the majority of backlinks should come from domains with either your targeted country ending .it/.es or from content with that language
    the rest of the backlinks can be from english sites.
     
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    it doesn't depend on the place of server, but the audience coming to that site, so while promoting your site make sure it apeals to that particular audience.
    here's what you can do
    put links to sites in italy, spain (whatever country you to show it in) related to that particular topic.
    obviously the language plays an important part but that's not it. there are a zillion factors which are obviously hidden in complex algorithms simplified only through years of research.