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Ranking in wrong country with my WP blog

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by MisterTwister, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    I have a wordpress based website aimed at a UK market. It is an exact match keyword .org domain (not the best but the only one I could get).

    I am currently ranking in Google UK in 5th position but on Google US I am in position #2. I rank very high on both bing and yahoo in the US but do not even appear in the top 100 serps in the UK.

    It seems my website is viewed by the search engines as a US site and I need to change it.

    I can see in my source code that the language is set to the default WP of US and I think this might be what is causing it but I have no idea how to change this.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mmBob

    mmBob Newbie

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    I wouldn't worry about it too much...

    Get more links from *.uk sites.
    Set up twitter profiles with a city in the UK as location and tweet your link. (also follow UK based people on twitter)
    Get people from the UK to like/share your site on facebook.
    Set up some blogs and feed them with UK news links and articles... and link from there to your site.

    again, don't worry about it too much :)
     
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  3. sukataetumba

    sukataetumba Senior Member

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    its most likely hosted in the US.
     
  4. MisterTwister

    MisterTwister Regular Member

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    It is a UK server.

    I think the problem might be that language is set to US not GB but I dont know how to change this because in the header of the wordpress theme I am using it calls some php script.

    I am using a modified twentyten wordpress theme.
     
  5. davijg

    davijg Newbie

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    If you add this site to your G webmaster tools you can go into Settings>General settings and set "Target users in" and select UK.
     
  6. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

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    set uk as a country from google webmaster tools, and try to get backlinks from uk ips and uk domains.
     
  7. speedy5044

    speedy5044 Regular Member

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    Do What Nick Flame said , and also try to edit the header.php of your WP theme to change the language from US to UK