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How to target specific country

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by benman, May 28, 2013.

  1. benman

    benman Junior Member

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    Hello,

    I have a french niche so I want to target Google FR search engine.

    Currently, I am in page 2 of google.com, but it doesn't help me because my niche is French. At GoogleFR I am out of top 100.

    At first, I added a article in French. In addition, I am starting to translate all my site to French.

    I would like to hear more steps that I can do to boost my page on Google FR search engine.

    Thank you guys!
     
  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    in webmasters you can select that you want to target a particular country. Thats one thing you can do.
     
  3. benman

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    Thank you for reply. I did it yesterday. :)
     
  4. roadhamster

    roadhamster Regular Member

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    Try Google webmaster tools and set your target region to France, maybe this will help.
     
  5. Panther28

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    You'll have to give it some time too. Your bounce rate will be compared against both googles, and if your bounce rate is dropping on the FR google then you will start to become preferred on that.

    If you want to decrease your bounce rate fast, just use some cheap google display ads, and target french ads.
     
  6. benman

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    I am translating the site at the moment then I will give it time.
     
  7. Asgardian

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    And is it similar to target YouTube videos? Or?
     
  8. umerjutt00

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    Select the France in Google Webmaster tools and get laser targeted traffic. Have a look at the screenshot of one of my site:
    View attachment 31093
     
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    You can create a google webmasters account and target your site to your specific country there.
     
  10. benman

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    Thank you for example. I already did this. How much time it took you to get these results?
    I am out of top 100 in france.
    One more question, is all your site in French language?

    Thanks
    Yea I already did it.
    Thanks for reply.
     
  11. umerjutt00

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    Unfortunately I can't write in french. So I used Google translate to translate my article writer in English into french but you can hire someone to do it for you. The second thing I did was to blast the site with wiki links using Wiki Bomber {I was targeting search terms in french}. Did some manual blog commenting, some social bookmarks. It took the site 1 week to reach in the top 10. It was a blogspot site [I used it for some testing purpose].
     
  12. UrsuAke

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    Method 1 (works better if you have all french content on your website):

    1) French content and lots of it(if you use google translate, then you should forget about it)
    2) As stated above set you geo target to France in GWT
    3) Build backlinks from local websites with french content

    Method 2 (if you don't want to change your whole website):

    1) Build a subdomain called fr.yourwebsite.com
    2) Install GWT on it
    3) Set the geo target to France
    4) Post quality original articles in french
    5) Build backlinks from local websites with french content to the fr.yourwebsite subdomain.

    Hope that helps.
     
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  13. benman

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    It seems like I did almost what you have done. I blasted my site with wiki links yesterday and planning to add some manual blog commenting and social bookmarks.

    I didn't finish to translate all my site yet.


    First of all thank you for your nice reply!

    I will choose number 1 because my keyword is in french and the site built with EMD.

    In addition, I will search for local websites in french to build backlinks.

    Thanks!
     
  14. SEO_Alchemy

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    Are you using .fr tld for your site? If you do that, then google sees entire site as only targeted to France. Not sure if this is any more effective than setting WMT preferences, but from a marketing perspective a .fr would seem to have more pull to a French only demographic.

    Code:
     http://www.webseoanalytics.com/blog/geotargeting-websites-with-country-code-tlds/