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Change geographic target for ccTLD - will it ever be allowed?

     
9:16 am on Sep 6, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Wit a .be site it is not possible to change the geographic target, and according to Google I should buy a global domain. Easier said than done, with a 6 year old site and a few thousand incoming links! Shall I wait a few years until Google changes its policy and allows setting geographic target for any domain, because actual situation is not fair?
4:40 am on Sept 7, 2008 (gmt 0)

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There's no way to know whether this situation will change. I would suggest you not sit in frustration and wait. Many ccTLDs, including BE, do show up in searches made from other countries - including the US, UK and AU.

If you're not interested in buying a .com, you can work at building a more international backlink profile - that does help and over time could make a difference.