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Question about targeting specific country SEO

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by redpanty, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. redpanty

    redpanty Junior Member

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    Hi, I have a simple question. I am just new and I am confused about this one. I hope someone can help me with this so that my confusion will be clear.

    If I want to target specific country. example United States only. I put on the google webmaster tool target specific country united states only. will it help me to rank higher if someone from the united states search my keyword? or it is just the same ranking will I get if I target all the countries?

    which of this keyword is the best for targeting specific country
    1. best . com/best hats in the united states
    2. UnitedstatesHats .com then I will create pages like /besthat, /hats review

    which of this one will rank higher. any recommendation about this one?

    Thanks
     
  2. bossofthebosses

    bossofthebosses Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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  3. redpanty

    redpanty Junior Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I already read that one before but I am a still confused, if it theres an impact to get higher ranking if I set it to specific country.

    do you have idea about my 2nd question?
    which of this keyword is the best for targeting specific country
    1. best . com/best hats in the united states
    2. UnitedstatesHats .com then I will create pages like /besthat, /hats review

    which of this one will rank higher. any recommendation about this one?


    Thanks :)
     
  4. bossofthebosses

    bossofthebosses Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Will u make the products by yourself/company or you are planing to make an affiliate site?
     
  5. redpanty

    redpanty Junior Member

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    I am planning to make an affiliate site.

    I have sites for specific products. but I want to try the affiliate journey also.

    can you give advice to my questions. because I am confused
     
  6. bossofthebosses

    bossofthebosses Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    The reason I asked if u r going to make the products or it is an affiliate site is:
    if u r going to make the products, then it is better to use a brand name.
    As u r going to make an affiliate site, then u can use any thing in the domain. Google now does not give high importance in Keyword in domain - now, all the domains are almost same, u have the keyword in the domain or not. But yes, Google gives importance in your site name. That means if u have the keyword in the domain and u name the site according to the domain, so that domain name = site name = importance. U can also use anything else/brand name and have the keyword in the title: like if the brand name is: Lids the site is Lids.com then the title of the site name can be:
    Lids.com: Hats, Fan Gear, Sports Apparel, Jerseys

    I personally do not like UnitedstatesHats.com => Because it looks like u r forcing the domain to have your keyword. And I just checked Google keyword planner - there is no search for 'best hats in united stats' , there is also not enough searches for keywords like hat+united states. Normally, people who are searching from united states, will not add the country name (like search term+united states) in their searches. Technically, it is not necessary too, because Google shows the results depending on your location. So having united states in the domain/site name for SEO will not be very helpful, but yes, u can use it in the footer/meta description parts of the site - so that Google can find the term 'united states' somewhere and can understand your site is relevant to united states.

    I will suggest a domain name like BestHats.Com.

    But if that domain name is not available then, search for 'domain name generator' and u will get some tools to generate a domain name. For example u can try these tools:

    http://www.namemesh.com/
    http://www.leandomainsearch.com/
    http://www.nameboy.com/

    Put best hats and see what options u get there.