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SEO for the UK

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by niksanyl, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. niksanyl

    niksanyl Registered Member

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    I've been doing seo in the USA for a long time. I never had a client in the UK, until now.

    My question is this. Do we do traditional keyword research for their niche, or am i going to have to optimize for "keyword uk"? or can we just do "keyword" an google does the rest?

    Thanks in advance. . .
    Niksa
     
  2. lucius

    lucius Power Member

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    Make sure the domain has a .co.,uk extension..other than that yep, just build links the tradtional way.
     
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  3. niksanyl

    niksanyl Registered Member

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    Domain is a .co.uk, so if i'm reading that right, we can just use "keyword", and not "keyword uk" correct?

    Thanks so much.
    Niksa.
     
  4. oxonbeef

    oxonbeef BANNED BANNED

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    What are your tangibles? are you marketing worldwide or just to a UK market?
     
  5. lucius

    lucius Power Member

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    YEP you can, as long as "UK" isn't actually a part of your keyword. Since your going to target UK traffic, people will arrive from google.co.uk which will only display .co.uk sites. it is understood that they are looking for "keyword" (UK)
     
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    treelancer Junior Member

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    Also try and get your client to host on a u.k server.
     
  7. niksanyl

    niksanyl Registered Member

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    Thanks all! Client is on uk server and has a .co.uk address. He is targeting only the UK period. Appreciate all the help. Sounds like we're good to go.

    Niksa
     
  8. seork

    seork Newbie

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    What i thought is to get many back links from the domain with extension of .co.uk that will really boost your serps
     
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  9. littlebat

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    Its just like ranking anything else, best extension .co.uk, then .org.uk. Yes, UK hosting is best for SEO purpose too. Good tip is to write an article on one of the uk based press release sites too - always helps my rankings.
     
  10. Markbh

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    But do not neglect high PR backlinks from elsewhere either, if they are relevant. The more - the merrier.
     
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    seowebmaster2010 BANNED BANNED

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    you domain must takes like .co.uk domain keyword must me in domain
     
  12. scriptaty

    scriptaty Regular Member Premium Member

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    When you use keywords like "Keyword UK", it should be done for local SEO but instead of UK, there should be area name not country name. This should look like "Keyword texas". For example, if you want to get high converting customers for your Dental hospital, then you should target keywords like these "Dental hospital texas" etc. So, you do not need to worry about such keywords targetting.

    The major things you need to concentrate over are:
    1) .co.uk domain name that you are already good with
    2) UK based hosting server with no illegal website in same server
    3) Target backlinks from .UK domains highly
    4) Get backlinks from other UK based website although they do not have .uk domain
    5) Do the rest as you used to do for your USA clients

    Just summarizing all above tips.
     
  13. ventureguy1

    ventureguy1 Newbie

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    Just curious, how did you get a UK client? though advertising, word of mouth?
     
  14. TheStewie

    TheStewie Newbie

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    Yeah hosting seems actually make there quite some influence. Noticed that with some sites, that having the site hosted in the target country improves results quite a bit.
     
  15. niksanyl

    niksanyl Registered Member

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    It was a referral, based on a forum post of a happy client.

    Niksa