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Number 1 in Google.com, Page 3 on Google.com.ph

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BigMarcusStud, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. BigMarcusStud

    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    My main keyword is number 1 in google.com. However, it's on page 3 for google.com.ph (my country). My keyword is country-specific. While I'm getting a lot of traffic from google.com, I figure that I'm missing out on a lot of opportunity from google.com.ph since the people who'll be searching for my keyword are Filipinos.

    First of all, why is this happening? Second of all, how can I increase my rankings on a country-specific keyword? I'm thinking of building links using the keyword "Philippines". Will this work? Any other ideas?
     
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  2. backontrack

    backontrack Power Member

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    Not sure why this is happening but i know that my keyword rank it different on google.ca and google.com ??
     
  3. moonbitee

    moonbitee Junior Member

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    is your domain a phillipines-based domain (ph) ?
     
  4. Maja92

    Maja92 Regular Member

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    1: Where is your site hosted? which country? continent?

    2: Do you have any Ph incoming links?
     
  5. BigMarcusStud

    BigMarcusStud Senior Member

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    It's a .com. The keyword is a city in the Philippines.

    1. It's hosted on Hostgator. I guess it's based in the US.
    2. I do have a couple of backlinks from a forum for Filipinos and a site that's a little similar to it. I've also started backlinking using "Philippines" as the keyword.

    Thanks for trying to help!
     
  6. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have my site in first page for my country but it dances from page 1 to 2 every now and then at google.com.
    I would propose that you do backlinking with sites having extension .ph to improve your ranking.
     
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    transam7410 Power Member

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    I would get a. Ph domain as well as hosting in philipines. Get a lot more. Ph backlinks
     
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    you can increase your rankings on a country-specific keyword "Philippines" , use keyword you want to increase and put your link in sites that hosted on Philippine IP address and has Philippine language
     
  9. lovefishball

    lovefishball Registered Member

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    set it in google webmaster tools site configuration > settings > target users philippines
     
  10. nbseo

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    the perfect solution also would like to add here to change hosting from US to Philippines will help you to get ranking soon....
     
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  11. oscarmike

    oscarmike Regular Member

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    the problem is there are only a few choice of local hosts (not resellers) here and they are not as efficient as their foreign counterpart yet they are as expensive.
     
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    Moonbitee nailed it.
    Dont worry about the 100% clueless "where is the domain hosted retarded questions"..
    Now repeat after me..
    if I want to increase the chances of local searches finding my keyword/domain..then the best way is using a local/country domain name like "ph" etc ..
    It aint rocket science..
     
  13. walandio

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    good to see a lot of successful filipinos here.. you give motivate me kababayan for reaching a top spot in google.
     
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  14. mrxinbollywood

    mrxinbollywood Elite Member

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    if you understand below word "paano mo"

    then post your blogs in this language, where keyword should target your website, very soon you will be in no1 position in google.ph
     
  15. BigMarcusStud

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    I think that's my last resort.

    I agree.

    It's a little too late for that.

    Pinoy pride represent!

    I'm sorry but I don't really get what you're trying to say. I understand "paano mo" but I don't understand what you're trying to say. You mean to say I post in Tagalog?