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How To Appear in Googles Local Search Results
Google doesn't only exist at http://google.com/ - Google also has local versions, such as http://google.ca/, http://google.com.au/ and http://google.co.uk/. Each of these has a selection below the query entry field that allows the user to select either 'search the web' or 'search pages from '. If the visitor selects 'search pages from ' they will only see results which Google judges as being local to the country in question.
Many webmasters are unaware of what is required to be listed as being "from" their own country. This article discusses what you need to know to have your site appear in a Google Local search results page. When Google tries to determine whether your site is appropriate for each of these country-specific search results, it will firstly examine the TLD of your domain name. For example if you have a site called mysite.co.in, then you will appear when a searcher queries at google.co.in for Indian results.
If you don't pass this test, Google will give you a second chance and look at the physical location of where your site is hosted. For example, a site hosted in Canada will appear to be a Canadian site to Google and will appear in the results set for a query on google.ca for Canadian pages. (Its actually a little more complicated than that; it depends on the location of the company that owns the IP address used for hosting your site. But 90% of the time the location matches the ownership, so the above description is an adequate approximation.)
So, when I am asked the question 'why doesn't my site appear in the google results for my country?' I answer by first asking if the domain name has a local TLD and then if they are hosted in their country. If the answer to both is 'no' then I explain they need to either buy a local domain name or move their hosting and then (after a delay while Google 'notices') they will appear in the desired result set.
Note that the major exception to this is the US - while Google has the .us domain name, it diverts to the general google.com site, so there is no way for US residents to use Google to find local sites.
Getting your website to appear in the local search results as well as the general Google results isn't hard, but you do have to know what you are doing.
Lea de Groot is CEO of Elysian Systems (http://elysiansystems.com/), a leading Australian Search Engine Optimisation & Web Development company based in Brisbane. A shorter form of this article originally appeared in 'WebTalk: Putting Businesses on the Internet', a newsletter for companies who wish to use their website more effectively (http://elysiansystems.com/newsletter/).
If You Dont Like The Weather...Just Wait For 10 Minutes
This old saying which addresses the variability of the weather in Montana is also applicable to the market dynamics for an online business. If there is one thing that is certain about the future of online marketing, it is that it will continue to change.
My Website Needed More Targeted Traffic - Guess Where I Found It?
There's nothing new about using joint ventures to get traffic to websites. And good information is freely available from many internet marketing sites on how to set up JVs.
Webmasters and Publishers: A Match Made in Heaven!
It's pretty well-known that one of the best ways to drive traffic to your website is to post in various forums and leave your signature that includes a link to your site. While its true that this is a very good way to generate web traffic, how do you focus on the forums that yield the highest amount of qualified traffic?
Sources for Targeted Web Site Traffic
Qualified traffic is the lifeblood of any web site today, especially for ecommerce sites that are selling goods or services online. But, many media buyers and/or owners of web sites are paying too much for traffic by relying on top tier PPC ("pay per click") search engines like Overture or Google's Ad Words Select programs and others.
Free Tips To Increase The Number Of Visitors To Your Website
If you are looking to increase the number of visitors to your website or increase your hits, I have a number of ideas that I hope will prove beneficial.
Sales Marketing: Secrets To Using Cross Promotion To Increase Your Business For Maximum Profits
What is cross promotion?
Using Traffic Exchange Programs Part 3
(Continued from Using Traffic Exchange Programs Part 2)
How to Exchange Links With Other Sites
As a result of search engine changes, linking with other sites is becoming an increasingly iportant way to generate traffic to your website. Links done properly will repay the effort and not be subject to the whims of the search engines. No more need to be concerned unduly about algorithmn changes and the "Google dance".
Link Exchange: Good for Ranking and Internet Presence
To improve our website ranking and internet presence we need to exchange links with other websites. Some search engines won't even spider websites that do not have links pointing to them. But to improve the page ranking you have to make sure that big majority of links you exchange are relevant to the content of your website. For example there is no need to exchange links with travel website if your website is about food. You can still have some links to the website of not relevant content, but you should try to limit them.
13 Steps to Increasing Your Link Luck
Link development can be an absolute nightmare. It takes up most of a marketerā??s time and the yield isnā??t always what we originally hoped. Worrying about PR, one way inbound links, triangle linking, where to find quality sites to exchange with, itā??s all just a huge headache. To be honest, thereā??s no real way to wash your hands of it, unless you have a huge budget for purchasing text links or to hire someone to do your linking for you. So here are 13 ways to increase your linking luck. They require a little bit of effort, but executed properly, these steps will only bring your site success.
10 Ways To Have People Keep On Coming Back To Your Site
1: Original and Fresh Content Present your visitors content they cannot find anywhere else. Not all your content has to be 100% original, but a good percentage of your site should have original content. People are more likely to read information they haven't read before. Add new content to your site regularly. 2: Surveys Hold a survey/poll on your site. Or have visitors email their vote or opinion. People love to give their opinion. They'll also come back to check the status of the survey and again to view the results. 3: Prize Draws Hold a monthly prize draw on your site. The prizes should be something of interest or value to your visitors and of course related to your site. Most people who enter will continually come back to your site to check the results. Keep it monthly don'y be lazy and make it tri-monthly or six monthly. You can also list your site on a prize draw directory and draw even more traffic. 4: Quizes Run a quiz or a series of trivia questions. Post the correct answers weekly on your site. The people who take part will want to come back to your site to see if they were right. 5: News Supply news stories related to your site topic. People want current and up-to-date news. If you can be their first source, they'll become repeat visitors to your site. 6: Jokes Give your visitors a little humor. Don't be so serious; tell them a joke now and then. If they associate your web site with being happy they will keep coming back. It will also make you seem more approachable and human. 7: Free Stuff Everyone loves to get free stuff. List free stuff on your site. It could be anything, software, services, sample products, e-books etc. The freebies should be related to your site topic. Keep the freebies coming and your visitors will return regulary. 8. Directories Tell your subscribers about sites related to your site topic. The sites should be helpful and/or interesting. Become your readers site directory and they will come back. 9: Forums Set up a forum on your site. When visitors post they can request they are emailed if somebody else posts to their post. They'll come back to the site when they get this email. Maybe post again or check other posts and post there. Essentially they then also build you fresh new content. 10: RSS Feeds Convert new content you add to your site into an RSS feed. Visitors can sign up to your feed and your content will be permanently displayed in their RSS aggregator. As long as you regularly update the feed visitors will come back to your site.
Why Resources Added to a Web site Increase Revenue!
There are literally billions of Web sites online now offering all types of products and services. Some succeed brilliantly, while others fail miserably.
DOUBLE HIGHWAY The Dual Importance Of Online Traffic
Online traffic, or the number of users who view your site, has taken a heightened prominence in recent years. Whereas before, people scampered for ways to increase online traffic for the sole reason of promoting their products and effectuating more sales, the advent of Google AdSense has drastically changed the playing field of today.
Travel Your Way To More Traffic
I am not a professional photographer nor am I in the travel business. However, I stay very busy these days taking scenic photographs and featuring them on my web site because my "not so" professional travel photos are bringing serious traffic to my web pages.
Effective & In-effective Ways To Add Banners:
Do you have your own site? Do you have any banners on your site?
TARGET PRACTICE - Generating The Website Traffic That Matters
But a mere increase in the volume of website traffic is not the end all and be all of a successful marketing campaign online. There are countless instances of sites garnering thousands of visitors a day, with not a single sale to speak of. Surely, there would be something wrong if a marketing strategy is purely focused to increase website traffic.
8 Breakthrough Ways to Bring Free Visitors to Your Site!
Many websites have great ideas, excellent content, brilliant deals and terrific potential. However, the truth is, the majority of these sites fail. This is for the simple reason that these sites can not get sufficient visitors.
Internet Promotion: 10 Uncommon Freebies That Can Increase Your Traffic And Sales
It is an open internet promotion secret that the more you give away freebies, the more you attract customers the way honey attracts bees, because people like freebies.
Seven Superb Linking Strategies To Boost Traffic Stats
For all the seeming "intelligence" displayed by its system, Google is still a machine. This means that its every process is determined by an algorithm that, once cracked, is susceptible to exploitation.
Does Traffic Exchange Programs Really Worth The Trouble?
It's been several months now since I've been promoting my website all over the Net and, having a extremely tight budget, I'm using most of the free tools available on the Web. A couple of months ago, as I was machinally surfing on the Net with my Traffic Swarm account, I ask myself if using these traffic exchange programs really worth all this time invested. As a young online marketer, I'm happy to see there are full of free and very useful resources to promote my website, but does traffic exchange programs really worth the trouble?
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