Ranks better in google.com?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Kamoro, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Kamoro

    Kamoro Regular Member

    May 1, 2011
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    I have a swedish website with swedish keywords and I am ranking better in google.com then google.se which is the swedish version of google, I've set the website to focus in the swedish market in google webmaster tool. Do you guys know why it's ranking better in google.com ? I thought it's due to the backlinks coming from none swedish website but when looking at my backlinks it shows that more are coming from swedish website.
  2. Kaithe.Clarke

    Kaithe.Clarke Regular Member

    Jun 3, 2011
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    If Google thinks your website is suitable for global audience, it would rank high in Google...
    On the other hand if you want to rank high in target country, you can optimize if for geographic location,
    A few techniques of local optimization,
    - Add your website to local search engines
    - Add your website to local directories
    - Get listed on Google places, bing local search and Yahoo! local
    - Get listed on local classified websites
    - Get backlinks from target country
    - Get active on niche related communities which are popular in your country
    - Get citations for your listings