If one is trying to rank in a regional Google, do we really know how much links from within that region/country matter?
i.e.you're hosted in that country. You have a cctld from within that country. So Google clearly knows you're 'from that country'. Now does it really matter if your inbound links are also from within that country? Will they help you rank better in the reginal Google than links from elsewhere?
I've always assumed the answer is yes, but now I'm wondering if it's the case - and if so, why it needs to be the case.