How to rank high in the SERPs of a certain country ?

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Hi everybody,

I'm trying to rank high in the SERPs of both Google and Yahoo in certain countries, like Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, and would love to hear some good tips and ideas from you...

Cheers, Roni
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    Use webmaster tools, log in and set settings to target desired country.
    Also, using the relevant country's tld will help. Ex. For australia, register domain with.com.au
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    • Profile picture of the author Raul991
      From my experience you just need the country tld like @lovboa already mentioned and start building backlinks as usual(nothing magical
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  • Profile picture of the author RevSEO
    Want to kick it up a notch further?

    Get hosting in whatever country you are trying to rank for.
    Get backlinks from TLDs from country as well.

    Other than that, everything is normal.
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  • Profile picture of the author dadamson
    Yeah, hosting really helps here.

    .com.au for Autralia

    .co.uk for the UK

    etc.

    Backlinks from domains from the targeted country help a lot, as does submitting your site to Google maps if you have a physical business address.

    Other things like going targeting suburb-specific keywords help as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mr Lim
    Either you host your website in that country
    or
    Get backlink from those country.
    or
    Register a domain name with country specify.
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  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    A few tips for optimizing your website for certain country,
    - Get a country specific domain extension
    - Set your preferred geographic location in Google webmaster tools
    - Get backlinks from websites fro target country
    - Participate in forums that are popular in your target country
    - Submit your website to local search engines
    - Submit your website to local directories
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    • Profile picture of the author agmantz
      Originally Posted by C Rebecca View Post

      A few tips for optimizing your website for certain country,
      - Get a country specific domain extension
      - Set your preferred geographic location in Google webmaster tools
      - Get backlinks from websites fro target country
      - Participate in forums that are popular in your target country
      - Submit your website to local search engines
      - Submit your website to local directories
      Agree with Rebecca...
      Plus add a secondary KW that is closely related to the target country...
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  • Profile picture of the author magic99
    you can use webmaster tool to target there region, target that country in your meta tag like title, description and keywords also use that region in website content.
    get backlink from that region website that will be helpful, post your website in classified in that targeted region
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  • Profile picture of the author cipl123
    Submit your website in regional directories and bookmarking websites. Collect maximum links from from regional extension for which you would like rank high, for example collect back links from .au, .uk, .in etc. The above things will help you to achieve high position in search engine for different regions.
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  • Profile picture of the author SimpleSEOTips
    Tip 1 – Use Webmaster Tools Geographic Targeting.
    Tip 2 – Choose a country specific domain name.
    Tip 3 – Host your website in the country you are targeting.
    Tip 4 – Develop inbound links to your site from websites within the country you are targeting.
    Tip 5 – Use local keyword phrases within the body of your website content.
    Tip 6 – Use a local business address within the footer of your site.
    Tip 7 – Set up a Google Places account.

    I wrote a comprehensive blog post which deals with each of these tips in greater detail if you want more expansive information:
    Local SEO Tips | Local Search Engine Optimization for Google
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    • Profile picture of the author Enfusia
      The one biggie that I have not seen anyone mention is to link out to a major authority in that country. I.E. Link to CNN here or believe it or not the Google +1 info/how to page (G likes their +1's).

      This tactic helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by RoniShwartz View Post

    Hi everybody,

    I'm trying to rank high in the SERPs of both Google and Yahoo in certain countries, like Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, and would love to hear some good tips and ideas from you...

    Cheers, Roni
    Usually, when I get ranked on the first page of Google for a keyword in my home country (U.S.), I end up getting ranked on the first page for the same keyword in various countries and the other search engines without having to do anything else. I guess it's something that happens naturally because a good amount of my traffic comes from foreign countries.

    Good luck,
    Joey
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Incoll
    Ok, I'm going to disagree with some of the posts here...but only from my experience with my own sites .

    Personally, I don't think that where you host your site really plays a very big part in the whole scheme of things. Yes, I'm sure Google takes it into consideration at some point but I believe there are plenty of other factors that are far more important.

    I have numerous Australian (.com.au) sites, none of which I've had any problems getting ranked in the top #10 and even position #1 on Google.com.au for some quite competitive keywords...

    ...& every single one of them is hosted on a server in the US.

    Cheers

    Rach
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    • Profile picture of the author Raul991
      Originally Posted by Rachel Incoll View Post

      Ok, I'm going to disagree with some of the posts here...but only from my experience with my own sites .

      Personally, I don't think that where you host your site really plays a very big part in the whole scheme of things. Yes, I'm sure Google takes it into consideration at some point but I believe there are plenty of other factors that are far more important.

      I have numerous Australian (.com.au) sites, none of which I've had any problems getting ranked in the top #10 and even position #1 on Google.com.au for some quite competitive keywords...

      ...& every single one of them is hosted on a server in the US.

      Cheers

      Rach
      I havent tested out local hosts, but I have had success with US hosts, so do not really believe in the local host power.
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