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Non-US Links for a US Targeted Site?

 3:01 pm on Apr 6, 2010 (gmt 0)

While link campaigning, is getting links from non-US sites pointless if we are not targeting non-US markets? More specific, is the link juice received from non-US sites impact our rankings on google.com? i.e. if we pick-up a link from a co.uk site that ranks well on google.co.uk but not google.com pass any value to us looking to rank well on google.com?



 11:05 am on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

If you are targeting the U.S., then it is probably best to get a large majority of its backlinks from U.S. based sites. But a few links from non-U.S. sites probably wouldn't do any harm, and could even help a little, since they would make the overall backlink profile look more natural. In my opinion the most important criterion for any particular backlink is that it come from a page with relevant content.


 3:26 pm on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

People seem to forget that many expats/immigrants from country A living in country B often still go to sites in country A.

You many now want to spend a lot of time/effort targeting non-US sites, but like aristotle said, it's doubtful that it would hurt you.


 3:42 pm on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)

Makes sense. Thanks guys!

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