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Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by hmida028, Jun 1, 2016.

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  1. hmida028

    hmida028 Newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a question, i get ranked on number one position using my keyword at google.com
    but when i use other TLD for google like .fr, .as i found my website in other down position once at position 4 and other at position 7 .
    is there are any one have a idea how i get ranked for other TLD ?
     
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    Different TLD is a different website with different backlinks and different competition.

    Google Webmaster Tools allows for manual geotargeting of gTLDs (such as .com and .net) with the Set Geographic Target tool. To set up geotargeting in Webmaster Tools, follow these steps:

    1. On the Webmaster Tools Home page, click the site you want
    2. Under Site configuration, click Settings
    3. In the Geographic target section, select the option you want
    Then you might pass signals if you share the same content in different languages:
    The X-Default Hreflang Attribute Value
    So, what happens when someone visits your site from a country that you don’t have a landing page for? Perhaps you’d want them to land on a generic home page, or a page where they can select their country or language.

    Thanks to a new bit of markup from Google called “x-default,” you can now specify a default page for users outside your target regions. When specifying your region-specific landing pages with hreflang, you would use the value “x-default” to indicate which page is the default in situations where you don’t have a region-specific landing page. Thus, you might have a cluster of HTML link tags that look like this:

    <link rel=”alternate” href=”http://example.com/en-gb” hreflang=”en-gb” />

    <link rel=”alternate” href=”http://example.com/en-us” hreflang=”en-us” />

    <link rel=”alternate” href=”http://example.com/en-au” hreflang=”en-au” />

    <link rel=”alternate” href=”http://example.com/” hreflang=”x-default” />

    Other than that you have to link build and content tune the alternate domains so they compete with relevance and PageRank like your main site.
     
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    Took me a second to figure out what I think you are talking about.

    You have page that is in the #1 position for your keyword when you search on google.com. When you do the same search on google.fr you find you page is ranking at #4, and if you search on other google.tld sites then it is # 7 or lower.

    That is completely normal and to be expected. The other versions of google that use country specific tld are specific to those countries. The algorithms are giving more weight to pages with the same country tld, pages in the same language as the country tld, and pages that have different tld but are companies directly targeted for that country. So if you want to rank for those versions of google then you need to add those variables into the seo work you are doing. Keep in mind that its possible that in targetting for #1 in a country specific version of google though, could potentially affect the current serp position you have in google.com. In other words you need to determine which is more valuable to you, #1 in google.com or #1 in country specific google search pages.

    Edit: I see that @validseo already gave you some suggestions as well, while I was typing my response. How he describes setting up country specific landing pages is probably your best bet. You just need to make sure to identify them as such the way validseo describes, otherwise it could end up looking like a bunch of duplicate pages.
     
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    Awwwwww crap. I answered the question that wasn't asked... my bad. ;)
     
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    Actually I think you did answer the right question. The OP had kind of worded it in such a way as to sound like he was talking about ranking for different tld's of his own site, but after thinking about it I think he meant doing searches on various country specific google search pages. But either way the information you gave would still be applicable. :)
     
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    Recently Google publish an article that Google treat the other TLD domain (ie., .fr, .as) as the gTLD domain. So it does not have advantage on keywords for other TLD domains. Put the effort for these TLD domains as like the gTLD domains.

    Simply to redirect your site to low ranked TLD domain sites. Try to make more traffic on the new TLD domains.
     
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    Thanks all i will try to get backlinks from sites that receive traffic from countries that i want to rank in.