Hello and thank you very much for all your comments, appreciate it !
Well given that you are in Portland, Oregon: why would Google show you results that may be relevant to the UK??
Sorry my bad. Some more infos about that. I was targeting a keyword with a global market. So the keyword is spread out to multiple countries, from the US to the UK. However, I realized pretty soon that I was not able to rank at all in the UK. After a while I also tried geotargeting, but it had no effect at all. The strange thing was, like I said, I could rank on google.com but was nowhere on google.co.uk - that was a very big surprise for me.
No, you should be promoting EVERY individual URL of ALL the sites to people, not JUST the 'home page'.
Hmm... not sure if I could understand you a 100%. So you mean, I have to promote (backlinks, social media, etc.) each individual SubDomain, right ? I mean, yes of course as well all subpages or categories and keywords... but my main questions was... and this is where I am still confused... if you really have to promote every single Domain like it's own individual project ?
Saying.. each subdomain get's his own Pagerank ?
And each Subdomain get's his own Domain Authority ?
Or is example.com the Mother Domain and if that Domain has let's say a Domain Authority from 100 - does that mean all the subdomains do have the same ?
That's where I am really confused.
So yes.. if that's the case... holly molly... that is a ton of work.
thank you for your comments as well.
Ok... so let me try to give a better overview. I am facing the following problem.
I found a keyword that I want to target. However, that keyword is spread out to three different countries I would be interested.
The US, UK and Germany.
After experiencing ranking advantages by having domains and the hosting in the target country... I asked myself the question:
Where to host ?
I also want to say.. I personally want to have only one Domain, which is a .com that should work for all countries.
I also want to avoid having multiple domains or subdomains - if I do have to create juice backlinks, etc. for each domain.
Because that would triple the work - or even beyond.
Reading the google recommendation... I guess it might be the best with the subdomains.. but as I layed out - I think I will not consider that option since it takes so much work - managing all the subdomains.. that's quite frankly, just to much.
So I think the best option is probably to pick the country that would give me the highest market chances.
Not sure about it.. but that's what I think at this point.
So let's say I have the best chances to rank in the UK as #1 - I will host in the UK - even if it's a .com Domain.
And for the german translation.. I basically would create a DE directory.... for instance...
Hmmm.. still not sure what might be the best option... and that's why I was asking about the hosting location.
What you think ?