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Matt Cutts on How to Tell Google When Multiple Domains are Related

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How should you handle linking between many different country specific sites, or several sites your company owns that are all related, without running afoul of Google for unnatural linking? Google's Matt Cutts shares advice on how to not look spammy. How should you handle linking between many different country specific sites, or several sites your company owns that are all related, without running afoul of Google for unnatural linking? Google's Matt Cutts shares advice on how to not look spammy. 0 Comments

Google Starts Treating More Country-Code Top-Level Domains as Generic TLDs

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Google has just updated their list of ccTLDs (Country Coded Top Level Domains) they will treat as a generic TLD. This means that Google will consider these ccTLDs as generic for geotargeting, similarly to how .com domains are treated as generic. Google has just updated their list of ccTLDs (Country Coded Top Level Domains) they will treat as a generic TLD. This means that Google will consider these ccTLDs as generic for geotargeting, similarly to how .com domains are treated as generic. 0 Comments

A Simple Guide to Using rel="alternate" hreflang="x"

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This specification element helps Google index and serve the localized version of your content to users who require an alternate language version. Here’s why you should be using rel="alternate" hreflang="x" markup and how to use it correctly. This specification element helps Google index and serve the localized version of your content to users who require an alternate language version. Here’s why you should be using rel="alternate" hreflang="x" markup and how to use it correctly. 0 Comments

Multiple Domain Choice: SEO Considerations of Single vs. Multiple Domains

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It can be tough to determine whether you should operate under one umbrella-website or under multiple domains. So what are the pros and cons for working with a single domain or multiple domains? Here are some important SEO considerations. It can be tough to determine whether you should operate under one umbrella-website or under multiple domains. So what are the pros and cons for working with a single domain or multiple domains? Here are some important SEO considerations. 0 Comments

Newest International SEO Challenge: Hreflang & Canonical Tags

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Google is telling us that we should use a regional subtag on each URL to help Google’s spider figure out what kind of content is on each page and where it is intended. Google will then consider that the content is intended for that region. Google is telling us that we should use a regional subtag on each URL to help Google’s spider figure out what kind of content is on each page and where it is intended. Google will then consider that the content is intended for that region. 0 Comments

The Other Googles: Succeeding on Foreign Search Engines

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No SEM or SEO campaign should overlook the importance of Google. However, in certain markets, local competitors rule the roost. Names such as Baidu in Chaina, Yahoo Japan, and Yandex in Russia all offer unique marketing opportunities and benefits. No SEM or SEO campaign should overlook the importance of Google. However, in certain markets, local competitors rule the roost. Names such as Baidu in Chaina, Yahoo Japan, and Yandex in Russia all offer unique marketing opportunities and benefits. 0 Comments

7 Global Search Marketing Tips

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SES San Francisco attendees were educated on global search marketing best practices by some of the best in the business. Here are some of the big takeaways, including tips on localization, duplicate content, geotargeting, and social advertising. SES San Francisco attendees were educated on global search marketing best practices by some of the best in the business. Here are some of the big takeaways, including tips on localization, duplicate content, geotargeting, and social advertising. 0 Comments