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Is there a way to rank locally?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by chota_hanuman, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. chota_hanuman

    chota_hanuman Registered Member

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    I am trying to build a Games warez website. I want to localise the ranking for google.co.in (ie my country). Is there a way to get the site to rank locally?
     
  2. Gefrr

    Gefrr Newbie

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    Get backlinks from your country.
     
  3. tyler8541

    tyler8541 Regular Member

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    backlinks, server, content, domain, geo sitemap, KML file, should be more than enough. Search the forum for anything you don't understand within those recommmendations and you will find your answer.
     
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    housemusic Regular Member

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    also check the header tag stuff...setup it to looks like from your language/country.
     
  5. chota_hanuman

    chota_hanuman Registered Member

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    Putting all together:
    1. Server - This can be managed.
    2. Backlinks - From co.in sites? Getting the correct amount will be difficult. I have seen sites having non specific links working too.
    3. Content - Sites content will be in english and not hindi. I wonder how do australian/uk sites rank.
    4. Domain - Figures that having a co.in will help.
    5. Geo Sitemap - Required for only maps stuff right?
    6. KML - Google maps thing?
    7. Header - Does it mean something like "Download Games India" ?
     
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  6. ramzshine

    ramzshine Newbie

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    herez same doubt...

    i want to buy camcorderreviews_in a keyword domain

    i wish to know can it be possible to outrank my two competitors {camcorderreviewsinfo_com and camcorderreviewsd_com} in india with less number of backlinks?


    is it possible to outrank any tld with .in in indian search results with less backlinks...

    please help.

    thanks.
     
  7. BLACKHAT1984

    BLACKHAT1984 Regular Member

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    Usually I just set the country in Google Webmaster Tools to the locality I wish to rank for ie UK/India or buy a domain name from the country. If you have domain.in you'll rank better in India with good backlinks.
     
  8. chota_hanuman

    chota_hanuman Registered Member

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    I have been reading and researching on this topic. Google does say that having a ccTLD (country code TLD) helps. This alone indicates to what country the website refers to. Setting a webmasters tools locality preferences also is a great way.

    Also, I did a local random search for some niches. On one of the searches I found an org domain on top with just around 30 backlinks. Though the site was ranked for my country, the setup looked to be focused on US visitors. I did an ip lookup on the DNS, lo and behold, the server was situated in India.

    All these put together raises two questions:

    1. Having a server on non-us server will be detrimental for rankings in the .com version of Google?

    2. How many and the kind of backlinks am I looking at when trying to rank in the local top searches?
     
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