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Does Google penalize .me or .tv sites?

If I am thinking about using one of the fancy country domains such as .me or .tv should I be worried about how Google treats such domains? Or to put it another way, if all other things are equal ...
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How can I get search engines to crawl my site and see a localised view of my data?

(I hope I asked the question right..) Fake site Our site lists products for sale. eg : http://www.myWebSite.com/products/some-drink-we-love-to-guzzle Each product page has been translated into a ...
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Is it a bad idea to use a domain hack for my personal website name?

I want to create a personal webpage for info about myself (potentially for employment or other contact purposes), but the .com extension for my intended name is already taken. The name I want ends in ...
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Is it possible to target Amazon's affiliate program to the user's country?

I have signed up for Amazon's affiliate program, to see how well it does. However, the program appears to be specific to each of Amazon's separate sites (Amazon.com, .co.uk, .ca etc). Around 50% of ...
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Top Level Domain (.com) and subdirectories for each country: Do they need their own content to rank in Google?

If I want to have a new site with a .com domain and have a /uk/ and /au/ folder for ranking in the Google results for each country, do I need to create a /uk/blog/ and a /au/blog/ to get content for ...
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What are the advantages of using country specific top level domains?

For instance, do country-specific sites and/or search engines give more weight to sites under a specific country level TLD? Or, do country-specific TLDs exist just to increase the WWW namespace and ...
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Will search engines divert worldwide traffic away from a website with a country specific TLD?

I have a website that contains world-wide suitable content, although it is in English. The site is just information; not ecommerce. However, it has a ccTLD of ".co.uk", so will search engines ...