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How to Target Keywords in your local google !

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by Mido, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. #1
    lets say u want to target keywords in your local google (google.com.sa) for example and get ranked well in serp for this what is your strategy to target only in your local SE ?
    SEMrush
     
    Mido, Aug 26, 2008 IP
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    We are using Local search for Cities in the USA. And we rank very well for that. We also, setup Google Local Search thru Google Webmaster Tools.

    Another way is language and Character Set, but I have no real experience with that yet.

    The format we are using is <title> Keyword phrase : Other keyword phrases - CityName State</title>

    Others are using <title> CityName Keyword phrase : Other keyword phrases </title>
     
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    astup1didiot Notable Member

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    I don't know what the above poster is talking about, considering your talking about country specific search results, I'd just ignore him.

    There are quite a few different ways to target SERPs geographically, I'll list out the ways to do it and the best methods how to, best of luck.

    1. Use a cc-TLD (country coded), this means use a domain extension for the country your trying to rank in. For example, Australia is *.au or United Kingdom is *.uk

    2. If #1 isn't an option and you have a *.com, *.net, etc you can set geographical targeting inside of Google Webmasters Central, you "cannot" set this if you have a cc-TLD as it is done automatically.

    3. Write the content in the natural language and grammar aspects of that specific region.

    4. Build backlinks from that geographical area, if your trying to rank in Google UK you'd obviously want backlinks from the UK and sites using the *.co.uk domain extension.

    It's called Geographical Targeting, not local search.
     
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    one thing which you can do is submit to google local map
     
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    I give up, does anyone know how to read anymore or attempt to provide actual information that is useful to the poster anymore? :( :mad:
     
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    first make list of keywords sheet. choose best keyword. you can use local like common keyword is "seo services" now you can use as local "UK Seo Services", "Seo Services UK" and "London Seo Services" and more....
     
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    do 1thing submit your keywords in .uk and .au directory...........
     
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    yes setup Google Local Search through Google Webmaster Tools.
     
    franchises, Aug 27, 2008 IP
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    I would agree with all of the above, though I would also add that other important things to consider is where the hosting is geographically located and also the location of the domain registrar.

    As Sandecki said, the most important factor is using the local TLD, though if this isn't an option then you should be able to get around this by buying through a local domain registrar and also hosting the domain on a host located in the region.

    Also give the webmaster tools a shot, though I haven't had time yet to test to see if this overrides other factors.
     
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    Hi,
    collect some quality links domain hosted in .uk and .au
     
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    Yep, that was the one left out, I tend to miss things in the middle of the night ;)
     
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    try to get as much as backlink from .uk sites. It will be helpfull to get high ranking in search engine.
     
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    Mido Well-Known Member

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    #14
    Sandecki ,MattUK ,Naveen.jha, hem1234

    thanks alot rep added :) one thing is hard when your plan is for a country that dosent have domains or hosting providers.
     
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    Which country is that?
     
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    for example: saudi arabia and many many countries matt
     
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    Follow the advice from ssandecki and MattUK

    you can also add your address at the bottom of every page
     
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    If you have a local TLD you can normally get away with hosting elsewhere. I have .co.uk domains hosted in the US that are picked up in google.co.uk
     
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