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There are no penalties or preferences given for TLDs in google.com. All TLDs are treated equally in a google.com web search. However, TLDs do affect your search results for country specific searches. For example, a .me or .tv domain will not rank as well as a .us website in a google.us web search. Also, a .co.uk site will rank better then a .us site in a ...


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In short: no, Google does not penalize .me or .tv sites by default. Google would generally treat .me and .tv domains the same as .com. They're all seen as generic TLDs (gTLDs), so they are not country-specific by default (technically, .me and .tv are ccTLDs, but since they're used so widely, Google treats them as gTLDs). .co.uk is a bit different - it's a ...


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If you use a ccTLD like .in, you won't be able to set geotargeting to a different country in Webmaster Tools. For example, you generally wouldn't be able to geotarget users in France when using a .in domain name (we use a few other signals for geotargeting, but the ccTLD is a fairly strong signal, since it's something that users see as well). That said, it'...


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Generally considered bad for SEO due to Geotargeting, Google search about ccTLD since .in is not a generic domain, additionally you should find this information useful: A warning to ccTLDS: Domain hacks is a popular reason for choosing ccTLDs, combining the domain name with certain ccTLDs to spell out the full name of the website, i.e. goo.gl, fold....


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It's possible as long as you make the content available for them to find. You can do this two ways (and both are always a good idea): Submit an XML sitemap in Google Webmaster Tools Link to each localized version some place that can be crawled and indexed by Google (your home page being an ideal location but an HTML sitemap works also) If possible, put ...


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Yes, it is possible but Amazon does not help you with this. I use this on Neocamera. Once registered with all the Amazon programs of your choice you need to use each of them to create the banners you need. It is easiest if you use categories (Electronics, Books, DVDs, etc) instead of products (BBC Earth, Lord of the Rings DVD, etc) because there is more ...


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No, you do not have to be a UK citizen. If you have a .co.uk domain, you will be given rights to the corresponding .uk domain name and no one can register it during that period. Once that period expires, it's open game. You can find more information here. http://www.dotuklaunch.uk/im-new-customer-how-do-i-get-one


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You will need to create an Advanced Segment. Towards the top of the page you will notice a button called "Advanced Segments". Click that and then choose "+New Advanced Segment". You will need to exclude location, then type in Palo Alto. That will now remove any traffic that has come from that area.


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I managed to do this using OpenX and GeoIP package installed. Thanks everyone.


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Each URL should only return one page. Slight variations are fine, but the same page in a different language belongs on a different URL. Either a subfolder or subdomain are fine - see this question for more info. If one particular version is far more popular than another you could make that the default, for example site.com/product/something for American ...


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From Working with multi-regional websites Google generally uses the following elements to determine the geotargeting of a website (or a part of a website): Use of a ccTLD is generally a strong signal for users since it explicitly specifies a single country in an unmistakable way. or Webmaster Tools' manual geotargeting for gTLDs (...


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No, there are no restrictions like that for .co.uk domains. You can go to any major registrar and register one if it's available. If you would like more information this is the official Registry of .uk domains and their rules: http://www.nominet.org.uk/registrants/aboutdomainnames/rules/ http://www.nominet.org.uk/disputes/legalinfo/entities/


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The main Google bot is visiting your site with a California IP address- there are some 'localized' versions but they do not always crawl your site with the same frequency/debt. Check google support site For this reason Blocking US ip's could be risky. You cannot simply allow access to the bot and block all other US traffic as that would be against Google ...


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I don't think it makes a difference unless the domain itself contains special (multibyte) characters, such as the ones recently approved by ICANN. You can have a page with a .cn domain that is all in English, and it will turn up in English results. Additionally, I've seen lots of .us domains in Russian, Chinese, Spanish, etc. What matters is the locale ...


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Banning Russia is a very short-term solution: if/when your spammers realize they're blocked they'll just use different servers - it's fairly trivial to proxy requests... and you'll still be vulnerable to spam from the millions of other IP's you haven't blocked yet. If you are not already doing so, check out Akismet and WP-reCAPTCHA - the combination of spam ...


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Checkout the Experian Hitwise Stats: US: http://www.hitwise.com/us/resources/data-center UK: http://www.hitwise.com/uk/resources/data-center The "Top Websites and Search" report should be of interest.


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I work on a site that gets a ton of short-duration, hi-bounce traffic from Iran. It turns out that the acronym for our business is the same as the acronym for a big company in Iran. Iranian visitors see that it is not the site they are looking for and leave. Have you looked at search words for visitors from Japan? It might be that you rank high in google ...


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Good way to do this is - switching from AdSense to DFP Small Business. You can display AdSense with DFP and apply Geo-targeting feature. DPF help: Target line items to geographic areas Sam Azgor: How to Block AdSense Being Shown In Specific Countries (I do not know Sam Azgor, but that looks to me like very fine step-by-step explanation.) That needs ...


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Google maintains a list of top level domains that are geo-targetable. There are a few country code TLDs on that list: .ad .as .bz .cc .cd .co .dj .fm .io .la .me .ms .nu .sc .sr .su .tv .tk .ws However, if your TLD isn't on that list, you are out of luck. Google Webmaster Tools will not allow you to geo-target most country code domains to something ...


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I wouldn't worry too much about duplicating your own content across different language versions (even different English versions) — especially if you are making some changes to it. Search Engines are smart enough to know, quoting Google on duplicate content and international sites: Websites that provide content for different regions and in different ...


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Putting aside the SEO issue (which has been well-covered by bybe), some country-specific top-level domains require that the registered domain be for a native of, or resident in, the given country. On a parallel for businesses or organizations, such domains must be for orgs located in the given country or be targeting the given country.


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[Information below refers to Google, since you brought it up in your comment on other answer. Different engines may behave differently, though probably not by too much.] Or, will the site simply rank marginally higher for UK users and be mixed in with the 'bigger pot' for the rest of the world? This is more accurate than how you described things in ...


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Yes. There are requirements. Here is the link: http://www.nic.py/pautas.php You may have to translate the page. I translated it (using mouse magic and not grey matter) and here are some of the requirements. 3 Applicants They can request the delegation of domain names under the domain PY the following: Individuals currently domiciled or legally residing ...


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It happens because the Google server that is used by Google Webmaster Tools is not necessary located in Luxemburg because based on your research, the Google.com's server is there. Google uses many servers around the world and it is almost impossible to know from which one you will be crawled every time. Furthermore to your question, I really think is a ...


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What I can suggest is to adjust your title tags and meta description tags as well as H1 tags to make user's understand that your site is NOT the TV show. For example, if your site is a site about building homes and both the TV show and your site is called ABC, then I suggest adding meat to the tags. So instead of having the title as "ABC" or "ABC inc", ...


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If you use subdirectories with gTLDs (e.g., mydomain.com/uk/ and mydomain.com/ua/) to target site content to a specific country, you should place that content within the country specific subdirectory (e.g., mydomain.com/uk/blog/ and mydomain.com/ua/blog/). According to Google, although it's strongly recommended to provide unique content to each group of ...


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Yes you can geotarget a website to multiple counties, but first you must split the website into country specific sections, either using sub-domains or sub-directories. Then these sections of the site can be separately geotargeted in Google Webmaster Tools. e.g.: You might have your main website that targets the US: www.example.com. Then if you wanted to ...


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Q: Is this a legal question, or a technical question? A: Yes. In other words, both. The first thing to consider is the nature of one's company, and how is it incorporated legally. But we're talking about websites so there isn't much to consider. The Internet, after all, is without borders, as is global capital. You don't need to have physical offices ...


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There are services that will allow you to use their address and forward your mail to you at your usual address. This will make it appear as if you have a Canadian address, and you should be able to register the domain just fine. Alternatively, you could just find a Canadian citizen to register it for you. That way you can't be "found out", because the ...


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You will not be penalized for duplicate content. Google allows two sites that target two different countries with the same content. I've worked with a site that successfully targets US differently from UK using the same content on a .com and .co.uk domain. Because you are using top level country domains the following should be done for you by Google: Log ...



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