Monthly Archives: March 2014

Is it better for SEO to choose a CCTLD?

Subdomains, subdirectories, ccTLDs or parameters? Which should you use? While there are pros and cons to any method my personal favourite is to use the correct ccTLD. It is more work but it helps search engines identify easily what country the website is targeting.   What does seem to be quite apparent is that Google likes the parameter option the least. Bing uses this option for their country versions. Bing UK for example is http://www.bing.com/?cc=gb   Google’s guidelines for international websites can be found here: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192   Read More +

How to Inter-Link Multiple Domains

Linking your domains when they are related in some way is perfectly fine according to Google as long as this isn’t being done solely to artificially increase PageRank. This makes sense when: Your business has different websites for different countries (example this country selector page: http://www.jobmanji.co.uk/select-country) Your business is part of a group (Amazon’s footer links to all their properties: http://www.amazon.com/)   If you are building thousands of domains and linking them together with the sole purpose of improving keyword rankings then this classifies as spam. In Read More +