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Punycode and similar characters

How does Punycode solve (or plan to solve) the issue with identical characters? In most browsers now Punycode is disabled unless you enable it in language preferences. This works great except many ...
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Redirect to different subfolders according to geolocation without affecting SEO

I want to open different pages by default in different countries. But It affects SEO of main URL. Like my website is example.com. I want to open this URL in India and example.com/abc outside India ...
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Google not indexing a site that is not available to US visitors despite sitemaps and hreflangs

I have a website that is forbidden for users in the USA, and all of the deep link pages redirect to the home page which has content explaining that the content if forbidden. For the rest of the ...
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Multiple domain names and with same content. In different language and same [duplicate]

I have multiple domain names with same content. Some with a different language and some with the same. I have a main website with a hotel name that has been around for some years now. I have recently ...
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Avoiding Localization for Blog and Youtube

I have a blog and website that produces content for the web, and not for any region. I have a tutorials niche that where I show how to cook recipes from all around the world. What I want to ask is, ...
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SEO returning very different results according to which country you look from

A newbie question here. I just finished my first website for an artist and put in online. When I look for it by putting the name of the artist that the website is for, google returns the website ...
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Prevent International Subdomain Ranking Higher than National Website

I have a national website and an international website. The international website covers the rest of the world so not country specific. This website is based on a subdomain of my national site When I ...
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Need some help for new website of an international airline client

Our client wants to create different country sites. They want to structure it in sub folder way. E.g. For India it will be example.com/in, for UK it will be example.com/uk and so on. There are 87 ...
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International targeting - No return tags (but there are)

I've read this post => International Targeting "no return tags" because I have this error in my Google webmaster console International Targeting | Language > 'de' - no return tags ...
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Will a hreflang with a language and region allow Google to show the page to all users of that language regardless of region?

I'm launching translations on a website with the first translation being Brazilian Portuguese. If I use the following hreflang: <link rel="alternate" href="http://www.example.com/pt-br/" hreflang="...
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How to register and use Azure in China from outside China?

I need to host a CMS website for an international company looking to expand into China. The company has a registered entity in China, but we as the developer and support team responsible for ...
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International Targeting & dinamic language page

I have 3 types of pages on my site: example.com/ru/about example.com/en/about example.com/about pages with ru are in Russian, pages with en are in English, but page with none of those can be both in ...
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Google Webmaster Tools: hreflang not recognised

I have on all the pages of my website hreflang tags pointing to the alternate versions containing translated text. But in the Google Webmaster Tools I still see this message: Any clue? I've added the ...
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How to stop showing AdSense ads in some countries?

I want to block my AdSense ads from showing to users in specific countries. The low payout countries are making my average CPC drop. I don't want to show my ads at all to users in those countries. ...
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hreflang values for domain hacks

My publisher site uses a domain hack (not included in the ccTLDs treated as generic). I understand that Matt Cutts and Google have made statements on foreign ccTLDs trying to target other audiences: ...
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International Redirects

Since a lot of clients are starting to go international I was wondering what the most optimal way is to redirecting users. For example a client has a website www.example.com (serving UK customers) at ...
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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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Data center locations for hosting an international website

My web site is currently hosted in the US in NYC and SFO data center locations. I'm not too familiar with DNS, but both IP's point to my domain and the visitor's computer probably would pick the DNS ...
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Register .es domain name

I wish to register an .es domain name, but I live in the UK. Registration seems to require an ID number, but it isn't clear if this is only for Spanish residents. Am I OK to supply my passport/...
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Indexing images in google search for all users to find website while avoiding image theft

Currently my website is setup so that bots who attempt to access an image will get a hotlink message instead as an image. The problem with this setup is that my revenue on average has significantly ...
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How do I manage multilingual versions of my website with WordPress?

We are currently publishing about 2 articles a week on English site which we would be translating in-house and publishing through Wordpress CMS to our new international sites in France and Brazil. We ...
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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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Google Transliterator (input tools) is not suggesting words as typed when used on my site

I want a transliterator (Google's) to be embedded in my site. I tried embedding it and I mostly succeeded. It is showing translations, but all of them for a word typed one letter at a time like it ...
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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 site(...
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Is implementing rel=“alternate” hreflang=“x” correct for a restaurant located in several English speaking countries?

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/ http://www.example.com/...
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Can I choose two geographic target countries for my website?

I have a website, the main target audience from two countries. In the Google Webmaster Tools you just can choose one location. Do I need to do something or just leave it alone?
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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 have a Persian web service (online diaries): 31shab.com and it's been operating successfully for a year. We've decided to create an international version of this and rebrand it to 31nights (meaning ...
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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 ...