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Is a ccTLD with a ccSLD only targeting searches in that country?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thechiv, May 28, 2014.

  1. thechiv

    thechiv Newbie

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    I'm working on a site that is a ccTLD with a ccSLD. I want it to rank internationally for the keywords it is competing on but I don't have much experience with geo-targeted domains. Since the site is ccTLD with a ccSLD does that mean Google will only think the site is relevant to that country. My fear is that people worldwide won't be able to see the site at all in search results.

    Would changing the geographic target in the site settings within webmaster tools to "unlisted" make the site geographically agnostic? Or is this tool mainly used for gTLDs that are trying to target specific countries?

    What do you suggest I do?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

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    They'll rank better for the specific country, but it doesn't mean you can't rank them Worldwide.
     
  3. mixing

    mixing Regular Member

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    From my experience with ccTLD's and ccSLD's I would say you're going to rank mostly for that country..although it's like lord said, you should still be able to get some global rankings as well. Might help getting backlinks from non-ccTLD though.
     
  4. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    I come from a land downunder
    I rank a .com.au site about a place in Australia equally on g.com and g.com.au if that helps
     
  5. Arijit-Roul

    Arijit-Roul Junior Member

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    Its not a problem to rank the site on the Big Google Internationally. You can see lots of .in, .eu, .au etc. blogs in the top Google result.