Ranking a non-english website

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  1. Liaata

    Liaata Regular Member

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    Hi everyone!
    My next project will be a german cooking website and I'm currently working on my SEO strategy for it.
    I never tried to rank a non-english website and I'm wondering if there is anything special to it.
    I think that it will look unnatural if most of the backlinks come from english sources.
     
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    maxok Power Member

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    no problem at all, but you have to understand that for contextual links in web 2.0 you should do german articles
    but I ranked spanish keywords with only english articles but these have to be unique
     
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    Okay!
    Did anyone else do this? I'm still wondering about what a good backlink profile would look like for a german website
     
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    atprt Newbie

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    I do not know on German specifics... While, in general, there might be small differences for non-english sites. In Russia, for example, we have Yandex as a main SE nowdays (for general audience). Respectively, rules of games are similar but definitely different - robots, maps and geo, videos, ranking etc. - one set of rules for Yandex, another for Google, while general principles are similar of course. As for conextual links, for Google I do not see differences.
     
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    You probably want to do at least half your links from German language pages. Do your research from google.de instead of Google.com.
     
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    I recommend you to build your own blog network...

    Publish content in german and maintain the websites....If you buy 10-15 domains ...its enough ...you will get enormous backlinks......
     
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    Hi Liaata ... until a few month ago all my websites were in one language (not english nor german) and the best thing you can do is to build backlinks with the same language. For me it worked best when i added a company website in directories and announcements websites but in the language of the website . They might not have as high PR but in time they pay off.

    Also i recommend checking backlinks of your competition in the same language and so you can get some nice places to promote yourself.