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Thread: I don't want to endup in google.com, only in google.be

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    I don't want to endup in google.com, only in google.be

    I'm making a website specificly for Belgian users ... now with all the stuff I've learned here, there's a good chance I'll be attracting a great deal of non-belgian traffic ( who won't be able to do anything on the site since it's not going to be in english ). So I was wondering if it's possible to tell google only to show my website in the results when people search for belgian websites.
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    Not that I know of... it would be up to the end-user (Google seacher) to specify English only sites if they wanted.

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    By using a .be domain and using belgian as your language you should have no problem avoiding non-belgian traffic for the most part.

    Now, I don't mean you won't be found through Google.com, but rather you'll be found through Google.com if a person searches for a belgian word in which case they're most likely belgian.
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    And don't you think a lot of belgians use google.com rather than google.be?

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    I would think more people would use google.com than there native language...

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    Thanks Chris.
    I'm not sure if I will use this method but it's good to know it is possible.
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    Originally posted by Chris
    By using a .be domain and using belgian as your language you should have no problem avoiding non-belgian traffic for the most part.

    Now, I don't mean you won't be found through Google.com, but rather you'll be found through Google.com if a person searches for a belgian word in which case they're most likely belgian.

    Should I get a .com or a .net for my site? (Although 92% of my traffic is from the USA I only have a .co.uk domain...)

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    if most of your traffic is US I'd get a .com or a .net
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    The problem is it is well branded as games2go, but all the .com/.net/.biz/.org/.info's are taken...

    For over a year I've been emailing the owners of the .com and not getting replys... There is no site there...

    So got any suggestions?

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