Can Hreflang Solve All Your Geo-Targeting Issues?

Can Hreflang Solve All Your Geo-Targeting Issues?

First things first. What the heck is Hreflang tag, otherwise known as the “link rel alternate” tag, anyway? The short answer is: it tells search engines the relation between different language/country versions, so the they can serve result to users searching in that language/country. If you want to dig more into the topic, Moz did quite a comprehensive post about it. However, we are here today not to give you a lecture on Hreflang 101 but to bust one popular myth: “Is it true that Hreflang ultimately solves all geo-targeting issues?” *Spoiler alert* It does not!

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January Roundup

January Roundup

How is 2017 treating you so far? At GFluence we are sticking to our New Year’s resolution and bringing you new and exciting blog posts each week. We managed to cover everything from Geo-Targeting to CTA button analysis. To help you remember or to help you catch up with what you’ve missed, here is our top 4 pick from January’s blog posts:

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It Matters How and to Whom You Call to – CTA Buttons Language Comparison

It Matters How and to Whom You Call to – CTA Buttons Language Comparison

Many articles have been written about the psychology behind Call to Action (CTA) buttons. Current research included everything from color analysis to the style of language comparisons of CTA buttons. However, fewer content is devoted to a direct language comparison across different nations and cultures.

At GFluence we are interested in international campaigns gone bad or at those which “hit the spot“. Through an in depth analysis of cultural factors influencing the success of global marketing strategies we love to show you what international SEO is really about. We took a detailed look at one Amazon, one […] Read more

December Roundup

December Roundup

Typical December search engine keywords include: “perfect Christmas gift”, “Christmas dinner” and let us not forget about “New year resolutions”. At GFluence we did it all and still managed to regularly publish articles on our blog to provide you with interesting SEO reads. In case you were too busy gift wrapping here is our pick of the top 4 articles posted on the GFluence blog in December:

What are the Advantages of Hiring an International SEO Specialist Instead of Hiring Multiple SEO Teams?

This is a classic SEO must-read, which neatly shows why it is much better to hire one […] Read more

Seznam’s New Search Algorithm Update – Page Quality

Seznam’s New Search Algorithm Update – Page Quality

Those not living in the Czech Republic might not be familiar with the local search engine Seznam. Launched in 1996, Seznam is the Czech digital Giant offering email services and running sister websites on real-estate, online maps, job listings and other social and ecommerce related content. It is the second most used search engine in the Czech Republic just after Google, covering 31% of all online queries.

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Did You Know That the Most Profitable Airbnb City Is Barcelona?

Did You Know That the Most Profitable Airbnb City Is Barcelona?

From rags-to-riches

Some time has passed when Airbnb was calling itself a startup, offering airbeds and competing with couchsurfer.com, while today it’s value is estimated at $30 billion. The reasons behind Airbnb’s phenomenal business jump are due to several intertwining factors from co-creating the new shared service economy to utilizing their global SEO strategy to it’s fullest potential. A key player in the company’s expansion is certainly the spreading out of its services to all kinds-of property: private apartments, houses, manors, tree houses, boats and even castles.

Cities with the biggest return on investment

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What are pros and cons of having multiple ccTLDs for a single site?

What are pros and cons of having multiple ccTLDs for a single site?

In this part of the blog we go over the most frequent questions about International SEO.

Source: Quora

Cons: 

Having multiple sites will fragment your international presence as well as your brand. There is no advantage compared to a single e.g. COM domain.
 No matter how properly you take care of the geotargeting signals, you are still in risk for duplicate content.

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