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Ranking #1 in Google.com, but #12 in local Google

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Leo00, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. Leo00

    Leo00 Regular Member

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    I have a website in my native language and after ordering some nice services here I rank #1 in Google.com for my keyword.

    However, in my country's Google, where most traffic flows for this KW, my website still ranks #12. I think it can be due to 2 reasons:

    a) Local Google index is still about to be updated
    b) I have not enough links from domains (TLDs) in my country

    What do you guys think? Any experience with this?
     
  2. africanart

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    Get a google place listing with your local phone number together with a google plus page with local friends. Build a few links to the two and wait a few weeks. This will improve your local rankings.
    In addition do a country level targeting from webmaster tools.
    Good luck.
     
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  3. dangquangdai

    dangquangdai Newbie

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    I'm sorry, I'm a newbie, what is Google place list?
     
  4. Balbenberg

    Balbenberg Newbie

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    How long did it take you to reach the #1 spot on global?
     
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    deal with it Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You have to increase your gtld domain backlink.
     
  6. Leo00

    Leo00 Regular Member

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    I actually never measured the global rank until today my service provider showed me the rank.
     
  7. goodperson

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    You should have more high quality backlinks, your site's rank will be improved.
     
  8. Leo00

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    Thank you for your reply goodperson. Some local links might help. However, I still do not know, why global and local Google have so different results.
     
  9. accelerator_dd

    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Get a verified G Places listing.

    Is your domain a gTLD or country specific?
     
  10. UrsuAke

    UrsuAke Power Member

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    Your site is more relevant on US than your local Google. OR, the competition for your keyword is lower than your local competition. Build more local links. Add your target country in GWT, add a places listing if you can, as accelerator said above. Also add more local oriented content.
     
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  11. Leo00

    Leo00 Regular Member

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    Thank you for your replies, guys. I just added the website into GWT and set the country. Hopefully it will help.
     
  12. ThopHayt

    ThopHayt Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    And is the business' full (Google verified) address, and phone number on each page (at least in footer)? I know some who swear by this for local.
     
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  13. Leo00

    Leo00 Regular Member

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    On this site I have no address as this is an affiliate website for local product.
     
  14. LocalSEOMe

    LocalSEOMe Newbie

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    To improve Google local listings you need quality local citations and some reviews on your Google+ page. This always seems to do the trick.
     
  15. JamesConway

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    just try and target more "local" areas of SEO...
     
  16. bawara00

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    Learn more about local seo which include google places and the like.
     
  17. elitemachineguns

    elitemachineguns Newbie

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    i faced the same situation long time ago i think target local quality G back links that will improve your local G rating.