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    Ranked well for google.com, but not google.cltd (recent months only).

    I've a website hosted in the US, which ranks well for google.com for a competitive keyword, but for google.cltd (my country), i'm doing badly (3rd page) recent few months (it was ok before, but i don't when since when Google started to rank me badly for my cltd, as i noticed this "phenomenon" only recently).

    I suspect that Google is now giving priority to local websites for google.cltd (as compared to previously).

    Is there a way for me to rank better for my country google?

    Really appreciate any advice.

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    Joshua,
    If your site is on a generic tld, such as .com, .net, .org or .info, you can go to Google Webmaster tools and inform them which country your site is focused at.
    That might help you.
    If the sitename is already a local tld, I have no ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FHM View Post
    Joshua,
    If your site is on a generic tld, such as .com, .net, .org or .info, you can go to Google Webmaster tools and inform them which country your site is focused at.
    That might help you.
    If the sitename is already a local tld, I have no ideas.

    Thanks, useful to know about this, but i think i'll leave out this option first as i'm also selling to other geographic areas.

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    One method is to build the exact site on sub-domain in that native language of the region and adding that sub-domain seperately in webmaster central, then you can geo-target to that specific country.

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    Agree with above suggestions. Getting links from other sites with the same TLD, or written in the native language would also help.
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