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Optimising for different countries

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by letterman, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. letterman

    letterman Junior Member

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    Hi All, I'm after some guidance. I have a new website that is ranking fairly well in Google (UK) for my keywords. It is the xxx.com that is ranking in Google UK, I have set the country to UK in G's webmaster tools. I now want this site to rank in the US as well as we are selling our product there as well as the UK.

    I cant see any way in the webmaster tools to set the geographic target to more than one country, is it best to set it to unlisted. If I do that will I lose the rankings in Google UK?

    Cheers
     
  2. roberteb

    roberteb Regular Member

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    You can't set to more than one location and I personaly wouldn't change it to unlisted. A Website can still attract US visitors it's only a preference or bias towards a higher SERPS ranking in the UK.

    I'd be tempted to get a .com domain and start ranking that for US traffic. One site one job.

    Disclaimer I'm not 100% sure just my understanding.
     
  3. letterman

    letterman Junior Member

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    Thanks for the reply, the .com is the one thats raqnked well for the UK, it dosent do to badly in US search but not as well as the UK.

    I think I will work on the .net to get that optimised for US traffic.