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Ranking .info Domain in UK

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by hedgy73, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. hedgy73

    hedgy73 Regular Member Premium Member

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    As a test for the last couple of weeks I've been trying to rank a local service website which is an EMD .info domain in the UK and finding it much harder than a .co.uk which has been pretty easy, anyone else had problems with this? Anyone know if .info domains are harder to rank? Early indications say they are...
     
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    godspeed007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Try using the country limit option in webmasters tool.
     
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    hedgy73 Regular Member Premium Member

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    Thanks I will try that.
     
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    hedgy73 Regular Member Premium Member

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    I have just added that option I will see how it goes, thanks again.
     
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    Oukast Senior Member

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    While I have never ranked anything for UK, I have experience ranking .info's in Nordics, and they rank just fine. I always set the target country in WMT so I have no clue how much weigh does that actually have if left unchecked, but I'd guess it has noticeable effect.
     
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    hedgy73 Regular Member Premium Member

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    In less than 12 hours since I changed the setting to UK it has gone from no-where ( well 200+ position anyway as I only checked that far ) to top of page 5 which is a great start for a new, single page, basic site. So yes Oukast it makes a big difference :). Time to add more pages / content / backlinks....
     
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    Oukast Senior Member

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    Not exactly something unexpected there ;)

    Too bad .us is forced to US (duh...), going to see is I can rank one to Nordics now...