Website is not ranking

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I am working on a brochure website that isn't ranking in the US

It is an Irish based website targeting USA students looking to go on a summer camp.

It has good backlinks including edu links, speed is good, content is decent.

Anyone got ideas of what I could be missing in order to rank in the US?
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  • Profile picture of the author expmrb
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  • Profile picture of the author fastreplies
    Originally Posted by joedoohan View Post

    Anyone got ideas of what I could be missing in order to rank in the US?
    I think you just answer your own question
    Put all your efforts on reaching students in USA directly



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    • Profile picture of the author joedoohan
      Originally Posted by fastreplies View Post

      I think you just answer your own question
      Put all your efforts on reaching students in USA directly



      fastreplies
      Whats the best approach for getting ranked in the US?

      The site does not have a physical address anywhere in the US.

      Links I have built are US based links
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        Did you go into Google webmaster tools and tell Google you want to target the USA?

        First thing you should have done!

        Originally Posted by joedoohan View Post

        Whats the best approach for getting ranked in the US?

        The site does not have a physical address anywhere in the US.

        Links I have built are US based links
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        • Profile picture of the author joedoohan
          It is pointed to the US on Google webmaster tools, I just double checked that, thanks for highlighting
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          • Profile picture of the author DABK
            The way you say, including .edu, makes me think you don't know what a good back link is.

            A backlink from a .edu domain is good if, and only if, it comes from a page that's got a bunch of good links of its own (or a lot of links from pages on good sites that don't have any backlinks).

            The same is true for everything else.

            You probably are not ranking because you don't have enough link-juice.

            You need more (possibly lots more) of the kind you already have, or a few good ones.

            (I am assuming you've done keyword research well.)

            Originally Posted by joedoohan View Post

            It is pointed to the US on Google webmaster tools, I just double checked that, thanks for highlighting
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      • Profile picture of the author ParamSingh
        Can anybody guide me what is the best approach to target the only UK? The site has a physical address in UK.
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        • Profile picture of the author justfeelseo
          Originally Posted by ParamSingh View Post

          Can anybody guide me what is the best approach to target the only UK? The site has a physical address in UK.
          Param,
          For this type issue, you have to do some local SEO for the business website, Optimize first for the local search done effective Local Keyword Research keywords like

          house cleaning london Ontario,
          house cleaning ontario
          house cleaning services
          Ontario cleaning services

          Optimize your website content with researched keywords, After that you can move to local seo, Some step for local SEO,
          Create a facebook page, Google page, Google map, Some local citations And some backlink as well, You can see improvement as soon as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author dharm433
    Target You user and Write For user not for search engine
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  • Profile picture of the author MomReviewAM
    Is your website OnPage ok or not? If it ok. Then you create some Good Backlink. I think you will be able to get website rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author bakul
    Hi joedoohan,
    I think you need to check local key words and Local SEO service.
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  • Provide unique and relevant content on your website. It helps to improve the traffic and ranking of the website on search engine. Select the relevant keywords and work more and more on your keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author ParamSingh
    Can you share your sites where you submit brochure and how you target USA?
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  • Profile picture of the author nishat85
    Hi,
    You need do off page SEO service.
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  • Profile picture of the author xeniux
    You might need to do keywords research on the competition level and search volume.

    It is the starting point in order to rank. Period.

    Best,

    xen
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  • Profile picture of the author Kawchara Akter
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      Aren't we the clever spammer! 3 nofollow backlinks from one post! Wow!

      Originally Posted by Kawchara Akter View Post

      Try to unique content and optimize your all content image,url, meta description.Of course setup webmaster tools and web analytics tools.Submit all content url in google.
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  • Profile picture of the author Disloyal
    Like some have said... I think the type of links that you have aren't as good as you think. So the first thing I would do is familiarize myself with what are considered quality links. I would also make sure that the website doesn't have certain links that are affecting my rankings.

    There are many things that are preventing the website from ranking. The keywords you are targetting may be too difficult to rank for, so you might want to make sure you are properly doing keyword research.

    For example, I came across this article: https://www.nohatdigital.com/blog/em...ir-experiment/ , he seems to have been able to rank #3 for a keyword in 3 days. Only way that is possible is if proper keyword research is done.

    His other post, also on that website might help you out as well: https://www.nohatdigital.com/blog/iterative-seo/

    So pretty much make sure that you're doing the right way (not saying you are).
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  • Profile picture of the author leadmachine2
    If you have all the backlinks and other stuffs then I do not understand how is possible that your website is not ranked? There is probably something more that you miss on your website since this is the only explanation.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidricherd
    Now a Days Content Marketing is most effective SEO techniques to rank your website higher in Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author fahadkhan14
    Are targeted keywords locally represent or not? Kindly tell. May be the keywords are not locally representing the US target market.
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  • I am an SEO expert and specialise in getting web sites on page 1 for the past 10 years. Sounds like your domain authority is not noteworthy yet and unique content may be not good enough from googles criteria.

    List your company web site on other high volume traffic web sites and have people visit your directory listing then click into your web site. Over a period of time, this will give you domain authority.

    there are also 200+ SEO requirements you need to meet or near enough meet to get listed correctly. Having a exact match domain name will help. Having 10+ domain names/websites with similar topics in the title but not exact unique content will sure to help.
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  • Profile picture of the author komal kaushal
    I think you should do on-page and off-page seo for increase ranking on a website and if you only target US for ranking then u should also do off seo on US Local website that can helps you to gain ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mobidea
    Are you optimizing for long tail keyword? If not - this may be the reason why the competition in search terms is hard to beat. Don't you mind sharing the website actually? It would be much easier to help
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  • Profile picture of the author pammy mandal
    I don't get your question
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Aguilar
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    Well one thing I would say is to make sure the content isn't just "good" but that the content is GREAT.

    Then also what do you mean by its an irish based site targeting US students?
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    • Profile picture of the author DABK
      How is great content going to be seen when good content is not seen?

      How does great content improve SEO?

      If I am looking for a cheap flight to Mozambique,
      Buy ticket to Mozambique. 50% less than anywhere else. Click here.
      is great content.


      Originally Posted by Aaron Aguilar View Post

      Well one thing I would say is to make sure the content isn't just "good" but that the content is GREAT.

      Then also what do you mean by its an irish based site targeting US students?
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  • Profile picture of the author zeus136
    Have you used Google Webmaster Tools yet?

    It has several tools that youll need to use to get your site ranked.

    The most important are the XML map submission, the site ownership verification and the site geotargeting (select USA).

    If you attach a blog to your site and keep the info fresh and regularly updated, Google will rank your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Arun Soni
    USA Competition is very tough - work hard - work manually - Follow all white hatd SEO organic ranking - Do Competitor analysis
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  • Profile picture of the author Shruti054
    Ranking a website depends on numerous factors such average time spent on the site, bounce rate, pages per session. You can increase the average time spent on the site by adding the videos or vblogs. Using long tail keyword is also the best solution to drive traffic quickly to the site. The reason is search engines show the relevant result for search queries and long tail keywords are specified.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cristina Cardinal
    I think your website gets Google penalty
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