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How do I block India from visiting my site?

Err? India does have copyright laws... Sorry to say but your comment about India not having copyright laws is utter non-sense and unfounded. Furthermore its highly doubtful that your hard work is not ...
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Can you hide a server IP address using Cloudflare?

You can host your website anywhere with good connectivity and get good rankings for a particular area - Google likely keys off the domain suffix more then the IP address (which hints at actual ...
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Does country blocking affect SEO?

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 ...
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How do I block India from visiting my site?

I want to avoid large scale content theft and plagiarism‎ which mainly comes from India as they have no laws preventing Indians from stealing content. I don't understand how you come across the ...
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Is there a way of lowering my search results outside of my business area (country)?

Targeting a country in Google Search Console Using Google Search Console, you can indicate to Google that your website should target a specific country rather than targeting visitors globally. Log in ...
Maximillian Laumeister's user avatar
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Does country blocking affect SEO?

Here's another opinion from a different perspective. Blocking can affect SEO, but you should think about this stuff: How about blocking or filtering visitors automatically based on their IP address? ...
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Is it bad for SEO have the same site on a .gr and a .com with both English and Greek content?

A .gr domain will only ever rank on Google for searchers from Greece. There is no way to target a .gr domain to worldwide users of Google. See I'm using a vanity country code top level domain (ccTLD)...
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How do I block India from visiting my site?

You'll never be able to block malicious users of an entire country. Likely, they are using automated methods to scrape your content, so I'd suggest making your site really annoying and time consuming ...
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Google Search Console verification problem after blocking countries

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 ...
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Verifying that a user is from a certain country

Here is a simple thought, when signing up have a field that that forces them to pick from one of the selected countries you speak of. The reality is, anyone that is criminal minded will have no ...
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Create a Google Analytics filter to view stats from .com and .com.au domains separately

Base on your question and your comments, I will assume this is the right answer. The best way to do this is by creating two different views. One for the .com and another one for the .com.au. how to ...
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Problems ranking in different countries for .com TLD

Generally google tries to show geo-specific or location specific results. Google has several ways of determining target locale, for example: A target locale specified using Search Console's ...
Nina Dubovich's user avatar
2 votes

How to tell Google to show a webpage only in specific countries

The biggest exception to "no duplicate content" is for nearly identical sites targeted at different countries. Google specifically allows copies of your site for this purpose and won't penalize the ...
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
1 vote

Problems ranking in different countries for .com TLD

It looks like you are setting up website across multiple countries. For google rating, it is important to let google understand your multiple-country setting, especially which page are targeted at ...
Michael Smith's user avatar
1 vote

Can hreflang in XML sitemaps include country as well as language?

Yes, you can also include the country as well. If you scroll down a bit on that page you linked you will see: Supported language/region codes The value of the hreflang attribute identifies the ...
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How can I test that a webapp is available to users in China?

One option to test your webapp inside China would be to use a website testing service that has servers located in China. These services can help you verify if your website is accessible and performing ...
Michael Moriarty's user avatar
1 vote

How to get duplicate geo-targetted sub-directories indexed when Google is ignoring the canonicals?

By adding the canonical meta link to your alternate language pages you're telling crawlers to ignore those pages and favour the canonical page. In this case you need to be using href-lang meta data to ...
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1 vote

Why would my Iranian website only appear in search results outside Iran?

First of All, Is your website hosted in Iran and do you have a .ir TLD? Additionally, you can improve your local search ranking by using Google My Business services. Here are a few tips to improve ...
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Is it bad for SEO have the same site on a .gr and a .com with both English and Greek content?

Since both URLs target the same content I suggest using a canonical URL, specifying either the .com or the .gr as the canonical version of your site. If what you wanted was to safeguard your domain ...
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How can I check if AdSense is showing ads in other countries?

Go into your AdSense reporting and click on the "Countries" report. It will tell you how often ads on your site are showing up in each country.
Stephen Ostermiller's user avatar
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How can I know the exact search results of a query in the U.S if I'm not in the U.S?

use VPN like "strong VPN" or "tunnel bear" and then open incognito mode, then type google.com for the USA, google.co.uk for the United Kingdom and so on. Then search for your keyword
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When my main domain is targeted for India and I want to target my subdomain worldwide, how to achieve this?

This is no easy question and I think there might be many different ways to achieve your goal. As Google itself suggests, it's mainly about your content and where it's shared. It's going to be all ...
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ccTLD (e.g. .it) instead of a gTLD (e.g. .com) for a multicountry AND multilang site

Short answer: it will, at least initially. Long Answer: ccTLD is a very strong country-targeting signal and making Google understand otherwise will require work and patience. You will need to employ ...
Kuba Serafinowski's user avatar
1 vote

Redirect to different subfolders according to geolocation without affecting SEO

You can use rel=alternate to indicate that the example.com/abc is for outside India and that example.com is the default version. This way a user in India will find the example.com in his search ...
Prinny's user avatar
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How do you specify alternate pages with different content for users in different countries?

If you really want to target individual countries you can use subdomains for this. You see this with en.wikipedia.org and es.wikipedia.org. Wikipedia uses subdomains for different countries. Each ...
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How do I block India from visiting my site?

Blocking a country is complicated and the other answers posted here explain the drawbacks such as thieves scraping your site from a proxy server outside their country, etc. However to answer your ...
Tom Brossman's user avatar
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Over 30% of my web site traffic is mistaken foreign traffic. How can I minimize SEO damage (bounce rates, context, audience relevance)?

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 ...
Mike -- No longer here's user avatar
1 vote

Does country blocking affect SEO?

Ref: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6144055?hl=en Check This section Geo-distributed crawling when Googlebot appears to come from a certain country, treat it like you would treat any ...
Dharmesh Patel's user avatar
1 vote

How to stop showing AdSense ads in some countries?

You can use GeoIP database and some GeoIP library for the language your site is build with to detect the country and then don't include the adsense code if visitors country matches one you don't like. ...
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How to stop showing AdSense ads in some countries?

First you have to understood google terms and conditions for cpc in that you cpc doesn't affect you click for low paying country. Your cpc is same for all countries that you have mentioned. If your ...
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