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Website visibility in desirable country

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Adseon, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Adseon

    Adseon Newbie

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    Hello,

    let's say theoretically, you have a good global page rank website and decent traffic, but the site is located e.g. in Europe or Africa, and you want to target mainly US visitors. The website is english language and the content is targeted let's say in most part to US.

    Stats show that almost whole your traffic comes from your local country, although descriptions and tags are universal and US friendly.

    What do you do to reach US visitors instead or in addition to your current local ones?
     
  2. mnasr24

    mnasr24 Registered Member

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    -Make sure your website is hosted (IP) in the country you would like to target
    -Try to obtain backlinks coming from websites that are hosted in that country
    -If possible, include a US-based location in the footer or contact us page.

    Those are initially the best way to rank country-specific websites.

    A simple case study - I live in Canada and 90% of my customers use Google.ca as opposed to Google.com.

    When I first started to rank my website, i used hostgator (located in Texas), and backlinks obtained from US based websites, on .com TLD's.

    The result was I obtained a #3 ranking for my keyword on Google.com, but a 2nd page ranking on Google.ca. That doesnt sound too bad, but i didn't really care about Google.com since my traffic doesn't use that search engine.

    I switched my hosting to a Canadian hosting provider, and obtained backlinks from websites hosted in Canada, with .ca TLD's - and jumped to #2 on Google.ca

    Good luck.
     
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  3. Adseon

    Adseon Newbie

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    And how about the domain?

    If that is US domain, but it's registered with non US address.

    I found somwhere, that it might be examined by search engines as well.
     
  4. subster

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    Define your target country in GWT is the fastest way to rank in the desired country.
     
  5. Adseon

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    It seems that even spelling might be meaning.

    Search engines can classify the website as US or UK basing on the way the text is spelled, e.g. 'colors' for US and 'colours' for UK, etc.

    I'm sure that this is not the clue criteria, but it's worth to be aware of that too.
     
  6. Tsongkie

    Tsongkie Regular Member

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    ditto.
     
  7. Adseon

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    Alright, but is this all that makes the trick...
     
  8. Adseon

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    If I have created a new website and would like to submit it to Google, now I need to use GWT.

    My GWT account was created with non US data time ago. Do I need to worry about that it can affect ranking for US, as I am only using GWT to let Google know my website. Do any GWT data have influence on the website existence, as used only to add URL?

    The geotargeting is set to US, but it was created and is used with non US IP. Google say, they rely also on IP, so how is that in the end?

    Thanks.
     
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