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Use Country-name in URL negatively effect other countries?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by AndersAnders, May 25, 2015.

  1. AndersAnders

    AndersAnders Newbie

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    Hi All!

    I've read some threads about being punished by Google if you are running a site in a country with another country's TLD. For example, being punished if you use a .se domain (Sweden) in Netherlands may negatively effect your ranking in the Netherlands.

    The best alternative for me would be to get a .com address if I want to spread my site internationally, however it is not available. If I register my trademark and extend it with "Sweden", for example: abcSweden.com, would the Sweden in the TLD negatively effect my rankings in countries other than Sweden?

    Regards,
    Anders