Questions tagged [geotargeting]

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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Getting Visitors' IP Addresses and Showing Related Content

I want to list certain things for different cities. In other words, when someone from New York visits my website, I want to list "Best Language Courses in New York". I can do that by using ...
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Is there a way of lowering my search results outside of my business area (country)?

Situation: I run a tree farm in Alberta, Canada. I sell mail order seedlings all over Canada. Lately I'm getting lots of calls from the U.S. This is a nuisance, as the paperwork for cross border ...
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How do I indicate city level variants of content pages for SEO?

I am developing a service that deals with local city governments. For SEO, I want to have a page for each city that has some unique content for the city government (phone number, address for city hall,...
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Does having the same keyword for two different countries count as keyword cannibalization and consequently affect ranking on Google?

I've got a website that sells different kinds of industrial belts. It features a collection of products we sell and information about those products. Our website doesn't have a store and the primary ...
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Situation when the same page has different Statuses: Canonical and Canonicalised when crawled from the different countries

I am showing different content to the visitors from USA. All Americans seeing their content via https://example.com/?country=US while rest of the world seeing: https://example.com/ Everything works as ...
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Many pages with almost the same content but different in some area name keywords [duplicate]

If I run a car fixing business which I can offers services to every part of USA. Then If I create 1000-1500 pages (or maybe higher than this) which each page has almost the same content but only the ...
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eCom "licensing issues" so removing content - good idea? Any prevention?

My client has a large eCom site and due to licensing issues they can't sell in specific geographical IP ranges. They currently just remove the products so the page is basically blank. Can anyone think ...
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Do Google Ads get attributed to the most specific targeting when multiple rules overlap?

Anyone know what the specificity hierarchy is on Google Ads? Does it always attribute the results to the most specific target? For example if you have a radius inside a radius will it attribute the ad ...
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Can you hide a server IP address using Cloudflare?

I am in the UK and looking for a new server for my websites. Pricing in the UK is really expensive but I stuck with the UK as that is where my main audience is. I noticed that with providers like ...
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Two Countries, Two Servers, Different Content, Same Domain - possible SEO issue?

So i have a woocommerce setup on AWS that currently provides fulfillment to Country A Now, i want to expand my services to Country B. The site of country A will not not have any common urls from the ...
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How can I target Google Ads to users with higher social class and income?

As an advertiser trying to get customers/leads to sell a product, I notice that Google optimizes my CPC by slowly "slipping" to lower-class targets. This makes my campaigns cheaper but less ...
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SEO: How to handle common content to multiple countries (subfolder strucuture) that has "local links" depending on the country

Goal: SEO-friendly muti-country mono-language web with common contents across countries that need local links I have to build a SEO-optimized website with: MULTI-country (multiple Spanish-speaking ...
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How to Get Cities Data instead of Countries in Google Webmaster tools Query Search

Under the performance review, google webmaster tool is showing the countries. Is there any way we can check the impression/ clicks breakup based on cities instead of countries.
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Localization by language without translating

I would like to localize content on a few of my landing pages by making some slight changes to the dynamic content that I show (the website is a marketplace website and the products are very dependent ...
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SEO - tailoring recommendations based on accept-language header

It appears that Google strongly recommends providing a separate URL for content that's fitted to a user's locale: https://www.seroundtable.com/google-locale-aware-geo-language-pages-19780.html ...
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Google showing site links only for USA

Google is showing my websites' sitelinks only to the USA (I can only see the sitelinks via VPN) i already added my country on google search console international targeting. how can i fix this?
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How does geo targeting affect SEO if I set it or leave it unchecked in Google Search Console?

I have a tech blog which is aiming to get a global audience just like the gsmarena (popular tech blog) does. Do I need to set any specific geolocation or leave it unchecked? I don't want to rank ...
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Why are users from "rest of world" countries landing to our UK site and not our defined ROW site?

I have my site set up so that users from uk will land on /uk and then everyone else lands to /rw (rest of world) however I am seeing a large portion of traffic from ROW countries landing on the UK ...
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Changed Geo Target of my blog on Google Search Console, How Long Will It Take To See Results?

Changed the geo targeting of my blog from unlisted to my country about a month ago but till now I have not seen any result, I have not seen any effect of the change. How long will it take to see the ...
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How to deal with IP redirection and Googlebot? [duplicate]

My client wants country-based domains for their customers. For example, all customers from UK will be taken to the .co.uk site, even if they visit the .com site. And same for other countries. I have ...
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How to keep my website available in two country and restrict rest? [closed]

I am a non tech guy , looking for a solution to limit the access of my wp website to people from two countries only. I'm using easywp. want it to be accessible to only one/two countries for two ...
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When my main domain is targeted for India and I want to target my subdomain worldwide, how to achieve this?

My main domain is targeted for India, Can I use my sub-domain to target throughout the world? How can I achieve this?
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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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Should Geo-targeting Subdomains have their own dedicated Social Media Profiles?

I currently have a website owner, looking to expand their Geographical reach. Rather than investing in dedicated ccTLDs, the use of Subdomains have been opted for as follows: en-gb.example.com (...
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Will changing geographic target country in Google Search Console to "unlisted" cause search traffic from my previous target country to decrease?

My website is currently set to target country to India in search console settings. Currently my 95% organic traffic is from India and rest of it is mainly from US. (This info is from WP stats in ...
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Different URL syntax for multilingual SEO with 2 languages

Is there any difference between the syntax here; example.dk/ (danish) example.dk/en and example.dk/da (danish) example.dk/en I realise that in the top example, the domain is Danish .dk, which ...
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SEO for a business with a service area in just two states which are not geographically near each other

I'm launching an endeavor, aerial photography/videography, one that I can do in all 50 states and will look to receive work in more than one state for sure, specifically South Carolina and Michigan. I ...
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Can the use of lang="en-US" on a blog affect international traffic?

We have our main domain ranking in Google for 100+ countries. We have WordPress blog setup for this domain which is at: example.com/Blog For this blog, we had many keyword rankings in various ...
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Will geolocation DNS blocking some countries hurt search rank?

I am using geolocation DNS to block some countries. Visitors coming from these countries will be directed to another web server with a blank web page with few words and contact email address. I see ...
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Will moving a Hindi website from a subdomain to subdirectory under an English website affect its SEO?

We have recently changed our Hindi website hosted under a subdomain to a subdirectory of a main website that's in English. What happens if we set the geo-targeting of the website that's under this ...
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.gg geo targeting in Search Console

I would like to buy a .gg domain. Can I geo target a .gg domain to somewhere other than Guernsey (the country associated with .gg) in Google Search Console? .gg is a county code top level domain. ...
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Redirect to canonical URL gives hreflang error in Google Webmaster Tools

In my website the root page https://www.amolelingue.com/ has 301 redirect to canonical English URL https://www.amolelingue.com/en, which has two alternate versions (/it and /fi). I'm getting ...
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Site for NZ and AU appearing in the US search results over the site for the US

I have 2 websites, one for Australia and New Zealand, and another for the US and the rest of the world the one for the Australia is indexing 1st when I search it from the US, how can I promote the US ...
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Does Adwords use Geolocation in AdRank?

I'm running a national campaign for an online retailer. They are focusing on improving sales in Michigan. Their national ads are currently showing in Michigan. Do I get any value from adding ...
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What should be the structure of the URL to enable indexing of location, time specific events? [closed]

I have a website that lists movie showtimes, https://example.com/. I want to use JSON-LD to provide information about ScreeningEvent (from Schema.org). I'd like to index events presented on movie ...
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Should I use rel="alternate" on different domains?

We're about to introduce a .com version of our website as well as a few additional ccTLD's and from what I've read, I'm unsure whether to be using a rel="alternate" tag or not. The scenario: We have ...
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Redirect users according to their countries

I have an international site. www.example.com is targeted to us www.example.com/in/ targeted to Indians, www.example.com/bd/ to Bangladesh and so on. Users are redirected based on their IP addresses. ...
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Google Search Console (GSC) - Geo-target one subdirectory

I have an international website with gTLD xyz.com and different subdirectories for countries: xyz.com/fr/ for France, xyz.com/de/ for Germany, xyz.com/us/ for US and xyz.com/uk/ for UK. I need US ...
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Hreflang for different regions - same language

Greetings from Austria! My Problem: I have an .com-domain I would like to rank in the german, austrian and swiss Google, since those are our target markets. The website itself is in german. From my ...
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Changing selected country target in search console SEO impact

My website has experience quite a bit of growth over the last year, we are now at a stage where we want to expand to a global reach, instead of targeting users in specific country (the country has ...
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Should I use 301 or 302 for location-based redirects?

I'm setting up geo-redirects for my site and am unsure which redirect type to use. I've read many articles on this subject, but still do not have a clear answer. Here's the plan: Visitor lands on ...
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Can geolocation lead to SEO penalty?

We have a commercial website with two country specific domains (.fr and .ch), each in the country's currency. The user accounts are bound to the domain, but the products are mostly the same on the two ...
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Transferring .com to geo targeted TLD worth it?

I have a .com domain with a solid reputation and link profile. However, I am only targeting users in one specific country. Would a 301 redirect from my current .com domain to a new country specific ...
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Difference in ranking in pages from UK and standard google.co.uk?

My website doesn't seem to rank for many phrases in the standard search results on google.co.uk and by standard I mean not filtered. When filtered (Search tools -> Country > UK) I rank reasonably ...
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Is it for SEO okay to mix the subfolder structure between /lang/ & /lang-country/?

We are currently maintaining country folders like www.example.net/de/ www.example.net/fr/ Now we are thinking about Swiss with 3 languages (it, de, fr). I think it's bad to change all the current ...
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Regional targeting on continent level, same language, 2 domains

I have a question concerning regional targeting of a website. I have 2 websites with exactly the same content and both in English (exact copy), but different domains: abc.example xwz.example I would ...
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Google webmaster International targeting "United States" will it work for SEO?

I have started a brand new website. Basically, It will be product review base website. I will promote Amazon products on that website. After little experiment, I have found that, if US people buy 15 ...
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How to use optimize an e-commerce site for both .com and .co.uk?

I had worked almost three months on a .com domain site and I am getting pretty good results on google.com, however, my ranking on google.co.uk is not that good so I have decided to buy an equivalent ....
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Multi country redirect working with google

I have company.com, us.company.com and ca.company.com, all using the same language, however, displaying different content e.g. pricing, imagery and text I want the site to be displayed in Google as ...
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International targeting with a single language

I was going through tons of documentation, forums, stackoverflow, etc trying to figure out what is the correct way to target international audience with a single language. The only thing that I could ...
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