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Thread: Question on CCTLD, Country IP (hosting) n language on SEO benefit ?

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    Question on CCTLD, Country IP (hosting) n language on SEO benefit ?

    Hey guy, i would like to ask, i wanted target specific country traffic, what will be best solution ?
    My main site is English with some how related keyword domain (long tail).

    My option A :
    Buy Country domain with Country Hosting and local language.
    If i choose 10 language, means i will have ten website n ten hosting (country base hosting).
    All site will translate from English to local language via Script (i know it ain't that good, but i selling product, so shouldn't be that much different).

    Advantages :
    I can have Keyword Rich Domain in that country.
    I can inter link all site together. (btw would this hurt Google SEO ? )

    Option B :
    Create a dot com site with all other language, under one roof.
    but i worry on Google, will google treat my site as spam ?

    Using this method i might lose country targeted traffic but i should save some cost n link building would be much easier ...


    Pls i need you guy input
    thanks

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    Option A would be best if you want to rank well in each market, as long as there is only one English version of the site and only one version of each language. That could be a problem if you wanted to do multiple sites in different Spanish-speaking markets.

    Google does use both the ccTLD and the server's IP address to determine where a site is located and does give it a preference in that geographic version of Google. That is why Option B would not be the best choice.

    A few years ago, Matt Cutts said that they do not treat translations as duplicate content, but I don't know for certain how they are handling this after Panda.

    You can check rankings in different geographic versions of Google by going to google.fr for France, google.en for Spain, google.de for Germany, etc.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    Option A would be best if you want to rank well in each market, as long as there is only one English version of the site and only one version of each language. That could be a problem if you wanted to do multiple sites in different Spanish-speaking markets.

    Google does use both the ccTLD and the server's IP address to determine where a site is located and does give it a preference in that geographic version of Google. That is why Option B would not be the best choice.

    A few years ago, Matt Cutts said that they do not treat translations as duplicate content, but I don't know for certain how they are handling this after Panda.

    You can check rankings in different geographic versions of Google by going to google.fr for France, google.en for Spain, google.de for Germany, etc.

    thanks really appreciate it .....
    If i create dot AU, dot UK and DOT us means it will become duplicate content n i will get punish on it ??? all is english base

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    That could happen. I don't know for certain how Google is currently segmenting same-language sites in different geographic locations.

    You could just pick the largest market for each language, or at least start with that market so that the site becomes established. Then add sites in other same-language markets to see what happens.

    Let us know what you discover.

    Every new venture on the web today is a grand experiment. The only thing consistent about Google is their inconsistency.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyCooL View Post
    thanks really appreciate it .....
    If i create dot AU, dot UK and DOT us means it will become duplicate content n i will get punish on it ??? all is english base
    That's tricky if you're selling to England, Australia and America separately and need separate sites for each one. If the products are exactly the same on each site, perhaps you can just use a .com and and make it clear that the site sells to all 3 countries. That way you won't be penalized for duplicate content and you'll only have 1 English version site to worry about instead of 3.

    Quote Originally Posted by TopDogger View Post
    The only thing consistent about Google is their inconsistency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectro View Post
    That's tricky if you're selling to England, Australia and America separately and need separate sites for each one. If the products are exactly the same on each site, perhaps you can just use a .com and and make it clear that the site sells to all 3 countries. That way you won't be penalized for duplicate content and you'll only have 1 English version site to worry about instead of 3.
    That might be the best solution to avoid duplicate content issues. The problem is that with one .com site the server has to be located in one country, which means that the ranking advantage with a local IP and ccTLD is lost.

    It is hard to predict what would happen with this. This is going to be a grand experiment.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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    How abt domain name ?
    Should i use IDN or english ?
    need to study local internet user behavior ...

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    Obviously, you should never use an IDN for a English-speaking country. I don't know how well they work for other countries, but I know that I have never seen one show up in search results in the USA.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin


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