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Targeting google.uk without sacrificing US rank in google.com

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by adm0001, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. adm0001

    adm0001 Registered Member

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    I've done quite a bit of reading but haven't found a good answer to this. That's why I am posting.

    I am currently ranked #5 for a keyword on google.com&gl=US and nowhere to be found either on google.com&gl=UK or google.co.uk. The competition is not
    fierce, but substantial (500K results intitle). The ranking page is the homepage, most of incoming links point to it. The keyword is NOT EMD. I can find my site in google.co.uk somewhere on page 6 for the exact domain match query, but not for the keyword.

    My goal is to get a similar or better ranking on google.co.uk without losing my
    position on google.com&gl=US.

    The domain is an .org, and I really don't want to mess with webmaster tools geo settings. I bought thesamedomain.co.uk, now what do I do with it?

    What do you think of the following plan:
    1. Put up a mirror on the .co.uk
    2. Have a British writer rewrite the main page article, throwing in some UK spelling and geography.
    3. Put up some usephul UK addresses and phone numbers on all pages.
    4. Put a sitewide link with the keyword anchor from the .org to the .co.uk
    5. Sprinkle with some easy links from .co.uk domains just in case. (xrumer/sb/manual comments).

    Would that be enough?
    What should I put as the anchor in .org-->.co.uk link, "keyword" or "keyword in uk"?
    Can you recommend some good .co.uk web 2.0s?
    What should I put as the anchor in the easy links (xrumer/sb)?
     
  2. ivictus

    ivictus Regular Member

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    1. No, that will do no good after the recent update.
    2. same as 1.
    3. Might help and certainly won't hurt.
    4. I would not do that, it could hurt from PR leakage.
    5. Now you are on the right track, but you need more then xrummer. You need some good, quality .uk links.
     
  3. adm0001

    adm0001 Registered Member

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    1,2. You got me puzzled here. Maybe I explained it wrong. What I meant was that I want to create a copy of the .org on .co.uk, rewriting the ranking page and keeping the rest the same. The ranking page will be rewritten from like "Washington: The Congress prohibits low-fat cheeseburgers" to "London: The House of Lords outlaws low-fat kidney puddings", with the kw being "low-fat" in this example. How is this connected with the recent update?

    4. How bad is that for rank? I don't care about PR at all. My current understanding is that there is only a loose correlation between the two.

    5. About the uk links. Can you recommend a directory of uk web 2.0's or something like that?

    I came up with an alternative idea while writing this. What if I create the localized mirror as described above on a directory in the .org, say, .org/uk, then 301 the .co.uk to .org/uk and build some links to .co.uk? Would this be stronger or weaker than the first plan (suppose identical external uk linking in both cases)?
     
  4. adm0001

    adm0001 Registered Member

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    Anyone? Come on, I can't be the only one struggling with .co.uk
     
  5. Jordon106

    Jordon106 Newbie

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    1. this wont help infact it will effect your rank because google will see it was duplicate content = big no no.

    2. not really a good idea either.

    3. i cant really see that helping to much to be honest.

    4. that will ruin your pagerank also and have bad effects on your site.

    5. this seems the best idea to be honest.
     
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  6. Mysteriis

    Mysteriis Junior Member

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    Usually a website that does good in US will do good in UK.

    Otherwise, get links from authority UK blogs/sites.
     
  7. adm0001

    adm0001 Registered Member

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    Thanks for the answers, but it really doesn't help. I posted this in Whitehat section for a reason, and everybodu keeps saying that I need to spam UK :) I fugure that much :)

    Seriously, let me narrow the question then.

    What is the whitehat way of boosting UK results using a co.uk version of a domain?
    I own domain.org (with a site) and domain.co.uk which currently has nothing on it.

    What if I create a uk-targeted page in the .org, say, .org/uk, then 301 the .co.uk to .org/uk and build some links to .co.uk? Or something like that?

    It can't be that a co.uk is useless for this.
     
  8. Jordon106

    Jordon106 Newbie

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    to be honest id just redirect the .co.uk to the main domain and let things work naturally if you want the white hat way. then maybe post some good content linking to authority .co.uk domains where useful for your visitors.