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    Can an Indian website rank well on google.com (not google.co.in)

    Can an Indian website rank well on google.com from within US (not google.co.in)
    if it has good content and enough backlinks. Is it tougher for Indian websites?

    I am asking this because amazon affiliate links are useless for Indian audiences. They only work with US audiences. google.co.in ranking is pretty much useless that way.

    Please let me know youir views please.
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    Plenty of Indian websites are ranking well on the .com tild. So it is more than possible.

    There's plenty of things that you can do to help your site rank well. The suggestion that I have is to try to get most of your links from US sites and host the site on a server in the US.

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    Bogart gave you few tips over there, I also suggest you to use a .com domain not a dot .in

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    Quote Originally Posted by vij View Post
    Can an Indian website rank well on google.com from within US (not google.co.in)
    if it has good content and enough backlinks. Is it tougher for Indian websites?

    I am asking this because amazon affiliate links are useless for Indian audiences. They only work with US audiences. google.co.in ranking is pretty much useless that way.

    Please let me know youir views please.
    What is your definition of an "Indian website"?

    If the website is owned by an Indian person, but is hosted on servers in the US and is targeting keywords searched for in the US, and has backlinks from relevant US sites, then there is nothing stopping it from ranking well on google.com

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    The content must be targeted to US, to be accepted I think you also need a good domain hack otherwise will be very hard or easier with a .com, .net without exact match keyword.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmongy View Post
    What is your definition of an "Indian website"?

    If the website is owned by an Indian person, but is hosted on servers in the US and is targeting keywords searched for in the US, and has backlinks from relevant US sites, then there is nothing stopping it from ranking well on google.com
    Yes, that is what I meant. The website is hosted in hostgator. Low competition and has a perfect keyword match in the domain (org and net).



    Thanks for your views guys. So there is hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vij View Post
    Yes, that is what I meant. The website is hosted in hostgator. Low competition and has a perfect keyword match in the domain (org and net).



    Thanks for your views guys. So there is hope.
    Not just hope but complete possibility. There's absolutely no way for Google to determine the location of the webmaster(apart from logins to Google Webmaster tools).
    Since its on Hostgator, your site is on a server in the U.S., domain(.org/.net = international). Google doesn't use data from Analytics and other services while grading you for ranking.
    So you're pretty safe and good to go.
    If you are Indian then it doesn't make a difference, it will in no way count for your site to be 'Indian'.

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    The biggest trouble that Indian webmasters have is that they get to many links from Indian sites which cause them to rank high on the .co.in

    I had an issue with one of my sites that was ranking on the .co.in but not on the main search. Even though the site is completely US bases, hosted and on a .com. What caused the issue for me was too many inbound links from "Indian" sites.

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    as per my experience if you are getting good back links then you will also rank in .com with .in extension domain. look this domain www.sava.in if you will search textile exporter in .com you will find in top 10.

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    The example somehow proves my theory, they are an exporter, they export products outside India (international site based in India), it is how I said, if the content is targeted to all regions of the world then will rank, if is targeted to a region, country, will not rank very well globally.

    In my opinion some of the first 10-20 results for the major keywords are examined manually and Google has again "somehow" a strict policy regarding the exotic extensions among the first ten in comparison with Yahoo.

    In Yahoo any site can rank anywhere, .io, .in, .de, .tl, .se, .eu etc
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