Regional Search Engine Optimization Services
A regional SEO strategy might target customers locally, across BC or Canada and encompass:
- BC companies and local website owners utilizing search engine optimization services and a regional SEO strategy to target local markets like Abbotsford or Vancouver, and/or customers throughout the Vancouver Lower Mainland and British Columbia.
- Canadian companies and website owners who utilize professional SEO services and strategies to target customers across Canada and/or across the border.
You need to tell Google about localized versions of your pages. Changes within Google’s algorithm have made it harder for companies to achieve regional search engine optimization success unless specific server and domain requirements are met. This can be confusing to website owners and online businesses, as it can result in a tremendous decrease in traffic and sales.
Country Specific Server Requirements
Research indicates that for a regional SEO strategy to be effective your server needs to be located within the country you are targeting.
If you are targeting two or more countries then you would need to have your website on a server located within each of these countries. Although you can mirror the websites, where an exact copy of your website is located on each server within each country, each website will need to have that country as a specific top level domain.
Country Specific Domain Requirements
A website that is located on a server within the country you wish to target will need to have the top level domain associated with that country. For example:
- The server targeted and located within the U.S. will need to have a .com, .net, .org or .us top level domain
- The server located in Canada will need to have the .ca domain extension associated with it
One problem that can arise with this is the potential for one of these websites to be marked “duplicate content” and then be removed from Google’s index; it is imperative that you tell Google which site is targeted for which country and which one belongs in which index.
Expert Regional SEO Services
Our team of professional SEO experts can help you implement a regional SEO strategy with the proper server and domain configurations to allow your site to reach multiple markets. Contact us today to learn more about local or regional search engine optimization solutions.
1st on the List Promotions Inc. is an internet marketing company located near Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. We specialize in Organic Search Engine Optimization (SEO), plus Local SEO & Pay Per Click (SEM or paid Search Engine Marketing).
1st on the List Promotion Inc SEO services are available to U.S. businesses as well as website owners in all areas of Canada including the following Canadian Provinces and Cities:
British Columbia (Vancouver, Victoria, Vancouver Island)
Alberta (Calgary, Edmonton)
Ontario (Toronto, Ottawa)
Saskatchewan (Regina, Saskatoon)
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Whether your are looking for retail local SEO or wanting to develop a regional SEO strategy to target a wider audience, 1st on the List can help.
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