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Ranking in UK

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by frase, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. frase

    frase Junior Member

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    Hello. I am planning to build a website around a keyword that receives about 80% of searches from United Kingdom. If I want to rank well in UK, how important is the country TLD extension?

    Should I go with domain.co.uk or domain.com ? Do you think I will rank easier in UK if I register domain.co.uk ?

    Thank you!
     
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  2. TheSEOWizard

    TheSEOWizard Power Member

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    As a popular expired domains and PBN seller, I would recommend .co.uk both for the domain as well as PBNs. It would make the work much easier based on my personal experience. ccTLDs always help in case of Local/Country SEO.
     
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  3. Stacked4Life

    Stacked4Life Regular Member

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    If you can get a co.uk then def get it....I find it is a little easier to rank but not anything too major..
     
  4. raxabi

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    Use UK IP OR Use Keyword With UK Like: Best Mover Packer In UK
     
  5. HoneyHelper

    HoneyHelper Supreme Member

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    definitely go with co.uk
    that will be easy to rank!
     
  6. fiverose

    fiverose Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Like everyone said, go with co.uk and when you build links. try to build links on UK sites, UK based citation will work better for you.
     
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    Go with .uk for sure.
     
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    Yep you must have .co.uk for you money site.
     
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    As a Seller OF SEO in BHW , My opinion Is .co.uk ..
     
  10. MisterF

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    I always go with co.uk for UK sites ( .com for worldwide ).
    Best to use a UK based hosting comapny too.
     
  11. myopic1

    myopic1 Regular Member

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    Doesn't make a scrap of difference. Zero, zilch, nothing, nadda. It's tempting to think that local TLDs have an edge but that's never been my experience, what are all these other answers based on? Simply tell Google your target country in your Webmasters account and you're good to go.

    Here, have a primary source: https://plus.google.com/+MattCutts/posts/4VaWg4TMM5F

    That's what 5 seconds of Googling will get you. I've said it before and I'll say it again, beware of the BHW echo chamber...chamber...chamber...chamber....

    [EDIT] I might add as a caveat, I'm referring to generic non ccTLDs such as '.com' if you're thinking of using another country TLD for the US or UK e.g '.fr', don't do it, they are already geo-targeted by default.

    Have a secondary source that might further clear things up for you: http://www.webseoanalytics.com/blog/geotargeting-websites-with-country-code-tlds/

    Man, this Google thing is incredible!...What a time to be alive.
     
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  12. transam7410

    transam7410 Power Member

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    Does anybody know of a seo service(not pbn sellers) that offer backlink creation specifically for ranking UK domains?
     
  13. sherbert

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    Go with .co.uk because it tells your visitors that it is a UK site. Use the same address on the site as the domain registration.