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Should the 'Unlisted' International Targeting option, be used in the Google Webmasters Tools/Search Console, when looking to target Europe as a whole?

I have an eCommerce website, which wants to target the USA, UK and Europe. The targeting will be done through Subdomains as follows: www.example.com (USA with Dollars and American English) en-eb....
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GEO Meta Tags: When should I use them and when should I not use them? May it be even harmful?

According to various sources GEO Meta Tags are ignored by the standard Google search. Example for GEO Meta Tags: <meta name=”geo.region” content=”DE-BY” /> <meta name=”geo.placename” content=...
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International SEO for Same URL

I am having multiple variants of my website for different countries. According to the country(detected from IP address of the user), we were displaying the different content to the users. The same ...
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How to make Google display only Country-specific search results based on user's location

My question goes like this: I own a multinational company with the following websites www.abc.com/us/ www.abc.com/uk/ www.abc.com/apac/ I advertise my product (let's name it "device") on each of my ...
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.co.uk site showing up for brand name searches from the US even when targeted .com site is available

We have a .co.uk and .com domains for our company. They are effectively the same site with the .co.uk being localised for the UK and .com being localised for the USA. There are some other differences ...
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How can I provide Google with better geolocation information for a local music site?

My site serves local music schedules based upon geolocation. The issue I'm running into is that when Google crawls the site, it usually does so from a limited number of IPs which when they trigger our ...
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Is it possible to rank on a keyword, even if Google treats the keyword like a location search?

Is it possible to rank on Google with keywords that will only locally appear in the search results? Like if I want to make a site about gyms. If someone searches for this keyword he will only find ...
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Avoid “Cloaking” with GeoIP Redirects

I'm currently working on a US-based site that consists of the following: National Landing Site (call this WWW, i.e. www.site.com) 50 regional subdomains, one for each state (i.e. nevada.site.com, ...
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Does server location and geo location based on IP impact SEO?

I was browsing through a VPS provider and came across this information for additional IPs. Is this true? One of the main criteria Google takes into account when ranking every website is loading ...
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Is it dangerous to change the default language page to be the x-default page?

I haven't specify the x-default page yet. Instead of that the the baseurl of the website specified with <link rel=alternative> as the default language "Arabic". Is it dangerous (I may lose ...
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Do Google results differ between states? Sales are not coming from expected regions despite appearing to rank

I manage a website that sells snow-related products. It ranks pretty well in Google. Oddly though, of the states that typically receive snow in the US, in 2015, only people from 2 states have ...
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Redirecting my main index page - is this bad?

I have a website which has separate front pages for some countries. If you visit www.example.com it will redirect you to either www.example.com/uk or www.example.com/ie or www.example.com/global. ...
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What's the SEO impact of using a shared CDN URL

Say I have a Magento webshop with 4 different store-fronts and a European CDN which has a customized DNS lookup handler which localizes your CDN DNS lookups (so looking up cdn.myshop.co.uk from France ...
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Which Cloud Region Should I select for my blog site? [duplicate]

I currently have my blog set up with shared hosting(godaddy). After recent growth on traffic, I feel like, its time to get serious by hosting it to a better place, I am thinking about cloud obviously. ...
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How can we redirect visitors outside our country to an international site without harming SEO?

We are looking for a way to redirect the visitors not in our country to our international website. Firstly, we have to detect their location with a Geo-location service, and then redirect them if ...
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Website localization when using the same domain

I'm thinking of a website which is basically the following: users can push some pins on a map with some text and additional information regarding the location they are pinning other users can see ...
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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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Session based redirect acceptable for search engines?

We have added a subsite (/usa) to an established global website. This subfolder has been made region specific to USA using google webmaster tools. Now we want visitors from USA to be automatically ...
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SEO on multilanguage website URL

I'm setting up a multilanguage website and I would like to have your help to take the best decision as regard SEO. After reading this. I would like to change my URLs from this form www.mywebsite.com/...
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Will changing server location affect SEO? [duplicate]

I have a .com website hosted in the US. Most of my traffic comes from there, but I found better prices and service in a webhost with a server in another country. Will it matter if I make the switch, ...
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SoLoMo landingpage localized regionalized down to cities and SEO sitemap.xml

I'm working on an SoLoMo (social local mobile) web application. How would you realize the site and the landingpages that they are seo and crawler friendly? Any best-practises out there? I know there ...
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Does google show location keywords to users who didn't explicitly search it if they're in that place?

For example, a page is SEO'd for "party decorations boston", and someone in boston searches for "party decorations", will the page be weighted in?
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SEO: Getting site to show in location-specific searches [closed]

I'm really new to this SEO world and I've been reading a lot to try and figure it out. We have a site that allows users to browse/create events anywhere. And we fill it with content from the main ...
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Geolocation Blocking and SEO

I'm in process to block a particular geolocation from accessing my site. But i am not sure if this is going to raise any flags on my website. Basically i'm getting lots of spam from particular state ...
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Targeting Multiple Zones in the US best URL method required

This is kind of a newbie question, but my boss asked me and I wasn't sure exactly how to answer. Id like to get some opinions from others that have hit this issue before. Scenario: We are wanting to ...
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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 Geolocation

Does anybody know whether the location of the datacenter affects the SEO value of a given website? In other words a site which has 100% of visitors coming from USA has to be hosted in USA for better ...
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Redirect based on country

Let's say I have a site that has multiple versions for different countries, e.g.: www.example.com/us www.example.com/uk www.example.com/ca and I want to use IP geolocation to redirect users who go ...