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How does hreflang interact with geo targeting?

If I have multiple subfolders that I wish to target at different countries, I'm thinking the ideal set up would be to specify rel="alternative" hreflang with a language AND country code (e.g. en-AU) ...
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How local is each country's version of Google?

I know that you can drill down on the particular language or country version of google from "Search tools," but even discounting for that, and removing personalisation etc, I'm still seeing different ...
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How do you determine when to block an IP address or range of addresses?

When analyzing traffic to some of my sites, I almost always notice a large amount of traffic from obscure sources like Japan, Russia, and other countries that really have no business visiting my ...
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Is implementing rel=“alternate” hreflang=“x” mark up the right thing to do here?

We have a website for a restaurant that is in 5 different countries, all pages are in English at present: http://www.example.com/bangkok/en/ http://www.example.com/dubai/en/ ...
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Possible Fraudulent Registration of Company Domains

Currently we have the domain name company.com (I'm using 'company' rather than our name for anonymity). I'm getting ready to purchase several more like *.org, *.net, etc to prevent others from ...
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How to translate Umlauts and other International characters to US character set? [closed]

Is there a "translation table" that shows how International characters map to the US character set. For example, German umlauts can be translated like: ä = ae ö = oe ü = ue or French characters ...
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SEO in the United Kingdom from a US Point of View

For a website with an international target audience, how do I indicate to search engines and others that my website is also geared towards the European market? What's the difference between US SEO ...
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Can I be charged for letting a domain expire?

A few months ago I let a domain expire that I no longer wanted. I just received a bill from a collections agency saying that I owe about $100 because although I let the domain expire, it's necessary ...
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Migrating a national website to an international version

I don't know if this is the right place to ask this. I have a Persian web service (online diaries): 31shab.com and it's been operating successfully for a year, and we've decided to create an ...
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International Search Engines

Forgive me for using this forum improperly if I am, but I love this site so much, I wanted to start here. I recently took a position that's going to have me working with international search engines, ...
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Hosting for international audience

Is it a better option to host a web portal in the US if my target audience is likely to be international or cross-continent? Likewise, if I were to target region specific audience, I should find ...
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How can I get a '.mo' domain?

I represent a business in the United States. I would like to grab a '.mo' domain name, but I see some restrictions on the domain. Is it possible to grab a '.mo' domain name without going through the ...
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What Ranking Factors Are Used For International Search?

Google.com vs Google.ca vs Google.co.uk (etc) all rank their results differently. The intention is to return more locally-relevant content. What factors, other than the ones below, are used to ...