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- placement in other countries
- Neil Train, PPI
July 28, 2003, 11:13 pm
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i want to attract visitors to my site in certain european countries -
latvia, lithuania, romania, bulgaria, belgium, holland, uk.
now, the question i'd like answered is whether a .com or a .net domain is
going to have a negative effect on people searching in these countries.
the alternative is to buy up all the local domains, have several mirror
sites that all need hosting plans and spend a lot of money.
can anyone help?
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Re: placement in other countries
there should be no major problem with a .com, especially
if you have parts of the site translated into the local
languages...however there are some local search engines
that require local language and/or local hosting
for the UK and Belgium a .com will be fine
for Holland you may need to have at least some
significant Dutch content in order to get listed by
ilse.nl which is a well used SE/directory...in theory you
also require a .nl domain IIRC
most of my experience targeting Eastern Europe has been
with Poland, Serbia and Hungary...but I've had reasonable
results from the Baltic states on a .org in English,
Russian and Finnish...so again you should be OK
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