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    Can we link different ccTLD's to main TLD and vice versa?


    One of our client want to target different geographical location and we suggested him to use geo-specific ccTLD for respective locations (like .uk for united kingdom, .in for india, .fr for france)

    And he want to link to all the ccTLD's from main domain (.com) and vice versa. (from the header section of the website.)

    Now I want to make sure that there is no issue from google if we link all the ccTLD's from main domain and vice versa.
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    This as you described it could be construed to be a link scheme.

    If you are going to target locations like you have explained then you need to seriously consider the follow...

    Use 1 domain name.

    Put each geographical location in a separate folder...

    For example...

    mysite.com/uk/ for the UK version of site
    mysite.com/fr/ for the Frence version
    mysite.com/in/ for the India version
    etc, etc, etc.

    Then read up on and implement hreflang tags, this will solve your duplicate content concerns.

    By doing this you eliminate any concerns that Google will see the linking as SERP Manipulation and penalize your site. It keeps all the link juice on a single site. Makes the site easier to rank.

    More importantly, you will have only a single site to take care of, not 4 or more sites. The overhead and maintenance will be a money pit and consume lots of man hours of work with multiple sites too!

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    Thanks for your response. Please take a look at knightfrank.com. They have main website in .com and regional website in country code top level domain. For Japan they have knightfrank.jp for India they have knightfrank.co.in and so on. We want to do similar like this, as we will have 1000 of pages on a single website. We want to interlink all of our website together from the header section of the websites.


    So what I am asking here is that can we simply put all our regional domains link in the main domain (like knight frank has done on their website) or they have used some special tags/code on the website or something like that?
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    As KOS has explained that is the correct and most powerful method of doing what your after.
    Just because you see someone else doing it a different way does not make their way the correct path, Do the job correctly and whoop their arse in SERPS.
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