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Geo targeting via a country specific extension
sobole

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Msg#: 4570764 posted 1:36 am on May 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

Is it an advantage to setup a new domain with a geo targeted extension to get ranked better in that specific country?

 

phranque

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Msg#: 4570764 posted 3:34 am on May 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

according to google the ccTLD is the strongest available signal for geotargeting content.

TheRealSaxman



 
Msg#: 4570764 posted 2:07 pm on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

Phranque is right, but Google has just recently issued a new list of "Generic" ccTLD's that would negate the signal described above...

Story posted May 2nd...
[seroundtable.com ]

Google's Generic list...

[support.google.com ]

Hope this helps!...

phranque

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Msg#: 4570764 posted 2:32 pm on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

fyi the new additions to the list are .co and .io

sobole

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Msg#: 4570764 posted 10:20 pm on May 6, 2013 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the replies. We are located in the US and have some news and information which I believe some people in Australia for example would find interesting. We are nowhere to be found there. How do we change this?

phranque

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Msg#: 4570764 posted 5:58 am on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)

assuming you are on a gTLD you can geotarget a section of your domain in GWT at the subdomain or subdirectory level.
if you geotarget at the subdomain level you can host that subdomain in australia.
you should also create your content and follow a link-building strategy with australia in mind.

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