Country Of Backlink, Does It Matter?

by Yimes
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Hello everyone and thank you in advance for your helpful reply.

Assuming I get two PR3 relevant backlinks to an insurance oriented site, but one is from a USA website and one is from a Germany based site (in English), does it make a difference to Google from a SEO standpoint that one of the backlinks is from Germany? Will that backlink carry less weight?

My site is base in the US.

Thanks!
#backlink #country #matter
  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    If you are trying to rank in Google.com, then it isn't a big deal.

    If you are trying to rank on an international TLD, like Google.co.uk then it is highly recommended to have incoming links from those TLDs as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author ilee
    I don't think it matters too much.
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  • Profile picture of the author stevenjacobs
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    it does not matter that much, but it provides diversity to your link profile because they come from different domain extensions. Link diversity is one of the most important things when seo. I hope I answered your question.
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  • Profile picture of the author imdomination
    Yeah, as others have said it's not super important. However, if your site was German and targetting people in Germany, then it would be best to have as many links originating from Germany as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author rakesh1600193
    It matters a lot.
    But the following factors also matters if you rank for specific region

    TLD
    Hosting
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    • Profile picture of the author Ich
      Originally Posted by rakesh1600193 View Post

      It matters a lot.
      But the following factors also matters if you rank for specific region

      TLD
      Hosting
      Who is information
      Contact Us details
      Rakesh, do you have the proof link for that information? I've never heard about this ranking method. Could you please provide more information on the topic?
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  • Profile picture of the author rtailor
    From the SEO view point, I think they carry equal weight because they are of the same rank in the books of Google. They are just like two officers having same rank and right belonging to different departments. Hope that you got the point.
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  • Profile picture of the author happygarg
    If you target google.com then both links are helpful for increase the ranking of your website and if you target country specific like .co.uk, co.in.. etc then both are not so helpful for improve your ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bharathipriya
    Dont just think about the country based backlinks. whatever country it may be, the first preference goes to the quality and relevancy of the backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author umrbd
    Getting backlinks is good but running behind backlinks is not really good thing. Well if you have studied Google behavior's after panda than you must have observed that Google is actually discouraging manual link building and they are keeping a close eye on the increasing rates of backlinks of a site. Try to be look real if you cant be swapping and buying links can cause a serious damage
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  • Profile picture of the author PromoDirect
    It doesn't matter until the backlinks you have from a German site is relevant to your website, if your website is also related to insurance then that link will certainly help you in ranking.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aromo
    I have the same dilemma.
    If I want to get an Italy related site on top of Google I need the followings:
    A domain with .it TLD
    Backlinks from domains with .it TLD
    And/Or backlinks from any domain containing Italian text.

    What do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author SpiderZq
    i think it doesn't matter untill your backlinks are from the same insurance niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author savyeman
    It does matter in terms of what kind of links the site you get links from has...
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  • Profile picture of the author Mae Rose
    It does matter a lot especially if you are interested to rank in country-specific search engine.
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  • Profile picture of the author marcell12
    I am agree with savyeman but the link should be relevant. If you want ot get more idea about that just use backlinksindexer like good site.
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  • Profile picture of the author sarakelly72
    hey man you are right, backlinksindexer is like country of quality backlink.
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  • It matters. A couple of years ago or so I tested this out for myself. I started linking to a few of my sites from a few Malaysian internet forums. Shortly thereafter I was getting a lot more Google traffic to these sites from Malaysia and Singapore, and that's still ongoing. Also, when I've linked to my sites from Norwegian web properties, my sites get more Google traffic from Norway.
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  • Profile picture of the author lancejeffersons
    If your site is base in US and your target is Google.com, it doesn't matter..
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  • Profile picture of the author yellowtaxi
    From my personal experience it does matter
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  • Profile picture of the author uoftenwinny
    I think it doesn't matter much.
    Sometime you will post backlinks in other website out of your country.
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