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Old 07-04-2017, 11:54 PM
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Question Issue with ranking in specific Country | Looking for Expert advice

Recently I have started an educational blog which ends with .co domain extension.

Example: ( mytraining.co ).

As per ccTLD .co refers to Colombia country. But my target location is Mumbai India

Example keyword: web hosting training in Mumbai

Mentioned keyword is ranking in other countries

google.com--> SERP 151
google.ae--> SERP 151
google.co.in--> Domain not found in top 500 result

I have changed the "international targeting to India" in webmaster console too.

How to align my blog to Indian search results.

Kindly advise.
 
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:18 AM
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Why would you buy a .co domain when you are targeting India?

Where is the data center located for you web hosting. Not the web host - the data center. You can tell by the IP address of your site.

The targeting thing in your Search Console only tells Google where you preferred target audience is - not all the other search engines and bots.
 
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Old 07-05-2017, 12:37 AM
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The data centre is located in Singapore.
And IP is based out Singapore too.

Changing the India based hosting provider will make sense?
 
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Changing the data center location is no guarantee of improvement but it is one of many little things that can help if you want to target only a specific location.

BTW: changing to an Indian hosting provider does not guarantee the data center is in India. You have to ask where their data center(s) are and then check out that the person you talked to understood the question and answered correctly.
 
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Thanks for the valuable inputs!
 
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Here are some of the things you can do:
1. Create Location based content. E.g coaching industry in mumbai, best places in mumbai to buy used books
2. Submit your website to Indian business directories, indian startup sites.
3. Create job openings on Indian job portals like Naukri, Shine, etc
4. Mention your location as Mumbai on all social media profiles.

This will send Google signals that your website is based in India.

When I was a newbie marketer, I had done the above things for one of my websites and ended up getting good traffic from India, whereas my target was US
 
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Recently I have started an educational blog which ends with .co domain extension.

Example: ( mytraining.co ).

As per ccTLD .co refers to Colombia country. But my target location is Mumbai India

Example keyword: web hosting training in Mumbai

Mentioned keyword is ranking in other countries

google.com--> SERP 151
google.ae--> SERP 151
google.co.in--> Domain not found in top 500 result

I have changed the "international targeting to India" in webmaster console too.

How to align my blog to Indian search results.

Kindly advise.
Verify Google Business India with your website name
And if you are using php and wordpress add location tags to posts and Homepage
Choose business Hours as per IST (Asia Kolkata)/
it takes few days but you will get rankings slowly.
1st thing Verify Google Business India
 
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:20 PM
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Verify Google Business India with your website name
And if you are using php and wordpress add location tags to posts and Homepage
Choose business Hours as per IST (Asia Kolkata)/
it takes few days but you will get rankings slowly.
1st thing Verify Google Business India
I have claimed my business on google map already. It is live now. Also added my google map & local phone number in home page too.

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Here are some of the things you can do:
1. Create Location based content. E.g coaching industry in mumbai, best places in mumbai to buy used books
2. Submit your website to Indian business directories, indian startup sites.
3. Create job openings on Indian job portals like Naukri, Shine, etc
4. Mention your location as Mumbai on all social media profiles.

This will send Google signals that your website is based in India.

When I was a newbie marketer, I had done the above things for one of my websites and ended up getting good traffic from India, whereas my target was US
Sure I 'll create blog post as per your suggestion and will try job post too
I have mentioned the location on social profiles as well..

Any recommendation for SERP Checking tools?
 
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This is the second scenario of .co domain I have heard, but in first case the domain was with .co extension and there target market were also india but the website was getting rank properly in india.

While doing Google Analytics & Google Webmaster Setup select country as India. And yes you have already changed your target country with console.

If you have not done that, then I suggest setup a New Google Analytics and GWT setup with selecting country as India along with following things:

1. Make sure you have mentioned a proper address on your website
2. Register your business in google my business and get it verified.
3. Go for Local Business Listing. Just make sure you have use the exact address everywhere the one which is mentioned on your website.

Hope this will solve the issue..

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Technically sound answer. I'm hearing about Configuring Google Analytics and GWT setup for the first time. Let me try.
 
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I just integrated Google search console with analytics, but there is no country selecting option.
 
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