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Is it possible to rank a .au domain in the US?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Nauthiz666, May 3, 2015.

  1. Nauthiz666

    Nauthiz666 Senior Member

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    My company has numerous domains, and our primary one was penalized in 2012 (.com). However, our .au domain is ranking higher on page 2-3 for US searches on our brand keywords. Is there a way we can rank the .au domain in top serps for US results? Our company is an international product either way.
     
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    Nauthiz666 Senior Member

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    bump, any insight greatly appreciated.
     
  3. hanssolo

    hanssolo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    It's possible, I've ranked .za for clients in USA (google.com - USA) results. Though, it would be a bit harder than a non-regional domain IMO.
     
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    Yes, it's possible, however there are a number of steps you'll have to take in order to get results, such as moving to a US based hosting, targeting US in Webmaster Tools, building US based links to your websites, and so on.
     
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    I just VPN'd to California, and Googled one of keywords for which I have a ranking .au, and it's also ranking there.

    However, it's not a keyword that gets any search volume from the US.
     
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    If you're not in a high competition niche, then you're GTG. You'll have no issues with a .au, but I do have a question: Why don't you use .com/.org? I know there are a few high PR .AUs for sale but most have links that are removed within 2-3 weeks of buying the domain. My source: Me. Had a bad experience with that a few times.

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    Because CTR from Aussie serps is better to .au's than .com/org/net