Can Google Really Deliver Country Specific Searching?

Written by Martin Lemieux

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What do we see changing in Google?

The #1 thing we are now seeing more and more is search results listing websites with country specific domain name extensions. Here's what I mean by that....

If you were Google and you wanted to deliver better search results for Canada, how would you go about doing that?

I would look at 2 things:

1) Doesrepparttar domain name end with .ca? (Ex. 2) Doesrepparttar 136433 "contact" information aboutrepparttar 136434 company matchrepparttar 136435 country - Street, City, Province/State, Country. Are all of these factors listed withinrepparttar 136436 contact page?

These are very important factors, evidenced torepparttar 136437 fact that, I see Google weighing your "contact" page higher than anything else within your website other than your front page. Sorepparttar 136438 moral is, make sure to list EXACTLY where it is that you do business within your contact page. Your website will rank higher for local searching when this technique is utilized.

Second, make sure to buy a domain name(s) that is country specific. If you live in Canada, buy a domain withrepparttar 136439 extension (.ca). If you live inrepparttar 136440 United Kingdom, make sure to buy a domain name withrepparttar 136441 extension (.uk). If you live inrepparttar 136442 US, make sure to buy a domain name withrepparttar 136443 extension (.us).

You may be asking, what if I don't want to concentrate on just local searching? Create a separate website to target different areas. There is nothing with .com, in fact most people automatically type in .com but, if you truly want to target locally, you have to play locally.

The future of search engines is local searching! We are seeing an increasing amount of evidence to sustain this claim. Targeting locally is a great start and will ultimately help you to target internationally later on!

I hope this article helps you out!


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How To Get A Top Ranking In Google In Just 3 Days

Written by Mark Flavin

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these two tools you can search keywords related to your product/website & find out which ones are searched a lot.

When you gather 50 or 60 keywords go into Google and type inrepparttar search phrases you have found. If there are over 6million results for your phrase my opinion would be move on, there is too much competition forrepparttar 135755 phrase and it would take either years of work or getting very lucky and having some very powerful sites link to yours.

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Type inrepparttar 135762 website address of your competitor and you will be able to see all repparttar 135763 sites that link to them. These arerepparttar 135764 webmasters you need to contact.

Simply write them a personalized email, complement their site and ask them for a link exchange. If you can offer them something in return - even better!

I hope this article will help you succeed in your search engine in driving traffic to your website for more articles like these please visit

Mark Flavin is the webmaster of and is a specialist in the field of free web site traffic. He also has a highly rated ezine article at on how to drive traffic to your web site for free using ezines.

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