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Local Country Ranking - is a subdomain hosted locally good? or spam?

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Msg#: 3799600 posted 1:09 am on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Dear Friends

I am targeting customers locally, however, one domain can not get high ranking for all countries, I decided to:

- create subdomain for local target
- Host the subdomain by local hosting provider

For example:

Au.myexampledomain.com - hosted in Australia
UK.my..............com - hosted in UK

Would it be a spam in Google eyes?

Looking for your help.




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Msg#: 3799600 posted 2:01 am on Dec 4, 2008 (gmt 0)

Local country hosting is one good signal - not as good as a separate country-level domain, but it's OK. You can help that process along by setting up the subdomain as a webite in your Webmaster Tools account, and then pick the country target. Local country backlinks will also help you rank locally.

However, whether it's considered spam or not would depend on many things, including the content itself. There are many, many people trying to rank in local country searches today - and Google is not going to just award rankings to all of them. Everything else that makes a strong domain also needs to be in place.

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