Guys i need your suggestions here please.
I searched WW for Multi Language web sites, and search results in different Google domains, i found many useful topics, after reading many topics i came with those conclusions(I may be mistaken):
To rank in different Google domains, you have to do the following:
1- ccTLD or at least sub-domain.
2- host your website in the same country you would like to rank in its corresponding Google search.
3- Choosing Geo-Targeting from WMT.
(Almost all topics considered that each web ccTLD will use a different language, even if there is little changes in language like en-us or en-uk...etc.
Ok , im confused here, let me explain few things before going further:
1- ccTLD is very hard to register in the countries im trying to rank in.and we don't want to run into duplication issue.
2- I'm living in an area where you cant get a good hosting service, and very expensive for a middle quality even.(very expensive bandwidth) , we are talking about Middle-East here, especially Arab World (23 Countries).
3- Choosing Geo-Targeting from WMT isn't an options, we are doing great now and its not a good idea to start playing with this option, especially we have an English section started to rank well.so web site is in Arabic and English.
There is about 15 different Google domains, serving Arab World Internet Users, the tricky thing here that all Arabic Websites use the official Arabic Language (The Exact Same Language).
We are doing excellent for all search terms we are targeting in 13 of the 15 Google domains (almost 1st result in all widget related terms), but not in Google.kw and Google.SA (Both are important because of high per-capita income there).
We have about 1 million indexed pages, when i choose any of the 13 Google domains we are doing fine in, and do site:example.com, choosing search pages from country only, i do see all the 1 million pages indexed.
But when its about Google.kw or Google.sa just 20 pages indexed! this is really strange.
If we try to use content lang in meta tags like ar-sa or ar-kw we will be ignoring other languages like ar-eg for example.
And today i saw a Google employee replied in Google blog that Google are not using meta tags any more to determine the language of the document.since they discovered many webmasters just copy-paste meta tags with no knowledge what they mean!
So i suppose the language meta-tag isn't the way to fix it!
Ranking in .sa and .kw isn't the issue now!, our pages are doing well, i think we just need them to be indexed into those domains (for choosing search only pages from Kuwait or from Saudi Arabia). there is nothing special thing im aware of about those 2 domains! im doing great in some related domains like .ae and .om (Oman and UAE) since all are gulf neighbors countries with many common things!
So what shall i do? your advice please!
Thanks in Advance