Geotargeting is the practice of targeting web content to specific countries. This typically also includes targeting speakers of specific languages and variants of languages.

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Is there a way to know if apache receives a request from a public IP not local to your country?

I'm looking for ways to know if an apache server receives a request , from another country (e.g germany) considering its a fair request (no spam , or proxies). I want it either to appear this as a ...
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What is the importance of Geographical Settings in Google Webmaster Tools?

In my website, I have set geographical settings in Google Webmaster Tools as India. I am targeting traffic from India, but my site has content for almost all Asian countries. So what can I do? Do I ...
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Google Webmaster tools and geotargeting at TLD and Folder levels

Hoping you can help us with this question: We are one Canada’s leading websites with a PR8. For privacy's sake, let's call our main URL www.OurMainWebsite.com As we are expanding globally, we are ...
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Geotargeted subfolder questions (Portugal/Brazil and Switzerland)

We are at the beginning of the process to get multilingual versions of a website. We will be using subfolders working off the core domain (eg mydomain.com/fr/), set the geotargeting at Webmaster Tools ...
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Geolocalization of my website

I have a big problem with Geoip. My website has the following structure www.domain.com it.domain.com de.domain.com I use the maxmind geoip module in my Apache to redirect users in the appropriate ...
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Will the “Geographic Target” of my website negatively affect my search ranking? [duplicate]

Some time ago I bought a "cool" domainname to match my username, namely, wol.ph. After looking in the Google Webmaster Tools recently it told me that the Geographic Target for my domain is ...
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Why some AdChoices ads are showing AdRoll instead of Adsense

I know what AdRoll is, but I have visited one of the my favorite blog and click on the AdChoice overlay and it is showing AdRoll. Is AdRoll operating a ads network? (I think it is no) Is AdRoll buy ...
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Geotargeting based SEO problem

I have a website and it redirects users to their corresponding U.S. states page if they are in the U.S. region. For example, if I am in New York and I go to the website the page automatically ...
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How many users use geotargeting in while searching in Google

Are there any stats about how many Google/Bing users may be selecting country (as in the pic) in the SERP? As Susan says in here that geotargeting in GWT only works when users select a country as in ...
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My domain “example.se” is targeted for Netherlands (.nl), but Google Webmaster Tools indicates it's targeted for Sweden

I made my domain example.se. I work for the Dutch market and not for the Swedish market. Now I learned that Google Webmaster Tools judges that I am focusing on the Swedish market. (Geographic Target = ...
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How do I target a specific city audience?

I have a .com domain, and I want to target specific countries and cities. Is it possible to target a specific city audience? For example: I want to do SEO for only some selected cities like: New ...
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Directing Multiple ccTLD's to 1 gTLD with a country specific subdirectory?

We have multiple ccTLDomains and are thinking about how to best combine these into one. We want to do this to focus our link building efforts. We are running a website through which we offer a ...
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Methods of Geotargeting and optimising for location

This is somewhat an SEO question and somewhat a general web developer question. Our company website is pretty awful, I'm currently redesigning the new one, the problem is they have a directory called ...
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Geotarget global audience with .com.au

We were trying to buy our .com.au in .com form but it's taken already. Is there a way to set a .com.au to have a global geotarget? Does a .com have any geotargetting associated with it? If so is ...
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What's wrong with my mod rewrite for GEOIP based on location?

I'm a bit of a newb in modrewrite but used it successfully on my server before. I successful installed the module on my apache server and tested out with PHP test page(it correctly returned my area ...
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Looking up IP address of an area, town or State

How can I find the IP of a location? I know I can lookup an IP's physical location anywhere but what about looking up the IP's of a specific area.
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How can I block visitors located in the U.S. while still allowing the Googlebot?

Due to regulation and legal issues we cannot allow U.S. based visitors to access our website. For this reason we redirect all our U.S. traffic to a specialized page. While we do have these ...
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International search: how to show different domains in Google+ Local?

Background A site has multiple ccTLDs: example.com/miami-hotel for people in the US, example.co.uk/miami-hotel for UK users, example.de/miami-hotel for Germany, example.fr/miami-hotel for France, ...
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Google Webmaster Tools - I want to target by language, should I add location targeting?

I have a multilingual site, which I would like to target by language. Google Webmaster Tools provides the option to add a subdomain per language subdomain which can be geotargeted. If I'm more ...
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Google Webmasters Tools - Accidentally changed something and quickly switched back

In Google Webmasters Tools I accidently changed Geotargeting to from No Preference to United States. I realized that was a mistake and changed it back within 2 minutes. Will changes take effect or ...
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How can I route traffic between two hosting servers?

I have a web site. It is designed for two target groups of users: one from Eastern Europe, second - from USA. I also have two hosting accounts - one in USA and one in Europe. I'd like to route the ...
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Can we tell search engines (google, yahoo) that a particular website is geographical region specific?

I have a website which caters to a specific district. It is of no use if the visitor is from outside this district. Question: Can I tell/indicate to search engines (mainly google and Yahoo) that ...
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.co.uk targeted for google.co.uk .com targeted for google.com

We've had a website running on a .co.uk domain for some years, this domain is listed in the SERPS for our brand on both google.co.uk and google.com. We get little traffic from anywhere other than the ...
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How to maximize SEO of an internationalized website? [closed]

I am developing a website that should be multi languages. I would like your opinions about what the best way to do it, considering get the most SEO possible. I have these alternatives: Altarnative ...
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Is there a significant hit to a non .com TLDs exact match domain (EMD) names after Google's Panda update? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does server location or TLD affects SEO In this article, there is a good overview of exact match domain names and how they affect SEO after Google's Panda update. The ...
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Is there any negative impact with similar page titles and descriptions on similar sites?

Currently we have Canadian versions of some websites. We are going to create some American versions, which essentially have everything the same, except the search results are geo-specific to the USA. ...
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Transferring users and search engines to a new domain

I've been asked to take over the maintenance of an existing site that's being reworked. At present it's serving localised content for several languages, but via a fairly unhelpful mechanism that ...
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I'm using a vanity ccTLD, can I persuade Google to geotarget a different region?

Because I'm still living like it's 2008, I run a website with a .in TLD. The website has nothing to do we India and does not target Indian users. Unfortunately, when I go to Google Webmaster Tools I ...
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What's better for SEO for many international markets?

Right now, we're working to migrate our company sites for international markets to this scheme www.company.com/[2 letter country codes] www.company.com/uk #for United Kingdom www.company.com/au ...
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Page Spamming via locations

Hi guys I am new here so please be gentle :) I have created a web page for a small mail order business. The page asks the reader if they are in need of a supplier for products in their "area" and if ...
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SEO best practices for a web feature that uses geolocation by IP Address

I'm working on a feature that tailors content based on a geo location lookup by IP address in order to provide information based on the general area where this visitor is from. I'm concerned that ...
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Options for geotargeting content

My company is creating a web portal that is designed to put relevant local geographic data in front of our users. Aside from using IP addresses, which are increasingly becoming less reliable as a ...