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Just here to learn as much as possible about using Photoshop for web and mobile design! Also willing of course to help others out as I progress....


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
7
comment Is it worth always geotargeting your site?
Also, by country-specific I mean not e.g. google.co.uk, but google.co.uk, THEN Search Tools: Only show results in the UK... If that makes sense
May
7
comment Is it worth always geotargeting your site?
Also, by country-specific I mean not e.g. google.co.uk, but google.co.uk, THEN Search Tools: Only show results in the UK... If that makes sense
May
7
comment Is it worth always geotargeting your site?
Thank you for this. But my main question is, will appearing in a country-specific search engine either by geotargeting or Google's assumptions, somehow LIMIT or otherwise affect the appearance in other country-specific search engines?
May
7
comment Is it worth always geotargeting your site?
Thanks. I'm not sure about your last line though... Search performance can, from what you're saying, affect the country-specific searches your site shows up in. Is it not worth always just specifying though? Are you somehow limiting your visibility in other country-specific searches by doing so?
May
6
asked Is it worth always geotargeting your site?
May
5
comment Hreflang or geotargeting?
Thank you, I've accepted the answer. I've probably exhausted your good will at this point, but your update above left me with a lingering question that I can't help but ask. If everything you've told me is true, it suggests to me that it is in fact ALWAYS worth geotargeting (a gTLD), lest you leave it up to Google to decide which country-specific search your site shows up in? If Google makes assumptions, then I'm guessing it will simply decide which one to include you in, and therefore which others to exclude you from?
May
5
accepted Hreflang or geotargeting?
May
4
comment Hreflang or geotargeting?
just mentioning you in case you happened not to have seen the above... You'd have my eternal gratitude for answering this one last q! And the accepted answer of course!
May
2
comment Hreflang or geotargeting?
apologies for the slow response to this, and thank you for your very helpful answers. You've brought me to the nub of my confusion on this topic, which is this: say you don't geotarget. Will your e.g. French subfolder still show up in Country:France and Country:Belgium search results? If so - and here's the real question - would THEN geotargeting for e.g. France (as presumably you'd rank higher in France's results than if you chose not to do it), then PREVENT those pages from continuing to show up in Country:Belgium searches? I hope that made sense, but that's it.
May
2
revised Hreflang or geotargeting?
Based on answerer's correction.
May
1
revised How does hreflang interact with geo targeting?
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May
1
asked How does hreflang interact with geo targeting?
May
1
comment How does the Google country search filter change results?
OK, thanks. That would seem to suggest that the non-country filter search would return more "UK relevant" results since it is more inclusive, but I suppose the opposite is in fact true, because those that have been geotargeted are just that - even MORE relevant than those that haven't?
Apr
29
comment Hreflang or geotargeting?
OK thank you again. Final comment: in the video on the linked article at 3:00 for 10 seconds, she does seem to imply that geotargeting does in fact your pages from showing up in other country's search results? Or am I misunderstanding that?
Apr
29
comment How does the Google country search filter change results?
Hi there. Any chance you could speak to this? I would definitely mark your answer as accepted :)
Apr
29
comment Hreflang or geotargeting?
Thank you. So in conclusion, if you want to target the same language in different regions then it's not a good idea to geotarget as well, as this will exclude those language pages from showing up?
Apr
27
comment Hreflang or geotargeting?
Thanks for this. "Are you specifically targeting speakers of that language in that region, or simply speakers of that language wherever they are located?" The latter, but I thought that since hreflang is not supposed to affect ranking while geotargeting is, they may wish to target a specific country as well? "You can only geotarget whole domains in GWT and only those domains that have a gTLD" - you can also geotarget subdirectories for each country you wish to target, which is what I'm suggesting. I just wouldn't want it to exclude those subfolders from showing in same-lang diff-count results.
Apr
27
comment How local is each country's version of Google?
Thank you. Any idea at all as to how these results are collected different from e.g. google.co.uk vs. going to search tools and selecting "Country:UK" on that domain?
Apr
25
asked What's the quickest way to do a “clean” google search?