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Generally considered bad for SEO due to Geotargeting, Google search about ccTLD since .in is not a generic domain, additionally you should find this information useful: A warning to ccTLDS: Domain hacks is a popular reason for choosing ccTLDs, combining the domain name with certain ccTLDs to spell out the full name of the website, i.e. goo.gl, fold....


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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 being rewarded because Google penalises sites for copying identical, it can take some time but it happens. Scrapers use a range of online and local tools ...


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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 location). That said, page speed is taken into consideration so having stuff on the opposite side of the world might hurt -but that's not really the case here. ...


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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 site For this reason Blocking US ip's could be risky. You cannot simply allow access to the bot and block all other US traffic as that would be against Google ...


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No, you do not have to be a UK citizen. If you have a .co.uk domain, you will be given rights to the corresponding .uk domain name and no one can register it during that period. Once that period expires, it's open game. You can find more information here. http://www.dotuklaunch.uk/im-new-customer-how-do-i-get-one


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You will need to create an Advanced Segment. Towards the top of the page you will notice a button called "Advanced Segments". Click that and then choose "+New Advanced Segment". You will need to exclude location, then type in Palo Alto. That will now remove any traffic that has come from that area.


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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 conclusion that india is the only source that is accessing your site to steal content. I'm gonna apologize here for a minute because we must make an assumption that ...


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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 to scrape if youre really worried. Otherwise, such is the nature of the internet.


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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? When considering to block website visitors by IP it’s important to first evaluate the reliability of the IP address(es). The accuracy of an IP list is over 99....


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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 servers around the world and it is almost impossible to know from which one you will be crawled every time. Furthermore to your question, I really think is a ...


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Google maintains a list of top level domains that are geo-targetable. There are a few country code TLDs on that list: .ad .as .bz .cc .cd .co .dj .fm .io .la .me .ms .nu .sc .sr .su .tv .tk .ws However, if your TLD isn't on that list, you are out of luck. Google Webmaster Tools will not allow you to geo-target most country code domains to something ...


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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), can I persuade Google to geotarget a different region?. It doesn't make sense to put your English content on a .gr domain name unless it is focused just for ...


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Yes, we used to filter visitors from Nigeria by .htaccess: RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{ENV:IP2LOCATION_COUNTRY_SHORT} ^NG$ RewriteRule ^(.*)$ http://www.google.com [L] You can generate your own at http://ip2location.com/free/visitor-redirection .


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Maybe this link (how to redirect domain according to country IP address) can help you. I think, however, that this is not a good practice. Redirection by language or country is quite strict. It is better preferred: A message at the top of your site that influence the visitor to go to the page built with his language. A system that can easily change the ...


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There are services that will allow you to use their address and forward your mail to you at your usual address. This will make it appear as if you have a Canadian address, and you should be able to register the domain just fine. Alternatively, you could just find a Canadian citizen to register it for you. That way you can't be "found out", because the ...


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Putting aside the SEO issue (which has been well-covered by bybe), some country-specific top-level domains require that the registered domain be for a native of, or resident in, the given country. On a parallel for businesses or organizations, such domains must be for orgs located in the given country or be targeting the given country.


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Geo targeting in AdWords generally includes not just people that are actually in your targeted location but also people that: Search for your targeted location View pages in your targeted location If you target to the United States, you may end up advertising to people that view US websites from out of the country. This behavior of targeting can be ...


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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 problem faking an Ip or most any other block you place in front of them. A VPN can easily bypass anything you put in place restricting IP's. I have seen people use ...


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Yes. There are requirements. Here is the link: http://www.nic.py/pautas.php You may have to translate the page. I translated it (using mouse magic and not grey matter) and here are some of the requirements. 3 Applicants They can request the delegation of domain names under the domain PY the following: Individuals currently domiciled or legally residing ...


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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 add a new view Once you have created both views, you need to create a filter for each view specifying the hostname. Use a predefined filter to Include only ...


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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 International Targeting report. Country-code top-level domain names (ccTLDs). These are tied to a specific country (for example .de for Germany, .cn for China), and ...


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Google maintains a list of top level domains that are geo-targetable. There are a few country code TLDs on that list: .ad .as .bz .cc .cd .co .dj .fm .io .la .me .ms .nu .sc .sr .su .tv .tk .ws However, if your TLD isn't on that list, you are out of luck. Google Webmaster Tools will not allow you to geo-target most country code domains to something ...


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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 building homes and both the TV show and your site is called ABC, then I suggest adding meat to the tags. So instead of having the title as "ABC" or "ABC inc", ...


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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 other user from that country. This means that if you block USA-based users from accessing your content, but allow visitors from Australia to see it, your server ...


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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. But there really is no point in doing so. Artificiality increasing CPC by blocking poorly performing countries won't have any positive impact on your total ...


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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 not using google polices to place Ads on your website such as DFP then you can make your Ad only for particular countries like all in DFP you can increase your ...


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From personal experience get in touch with a web dev there. They can find out why you were blocked. I know devs from China usually submit to the govt there before going live. And they will send you back their approved version they edited. Not a good choice if you wanna have freedom of speech etc...


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First thing is how much traffic is at your old site? If old site has really good traffic and strong SEO then you should not take decision to remove old site and launch new quickly. You can redirect user to new site using 301 redirection rule. Second this is that you can simply put alert message like visit our new site : www.yournewsite.com so when user will ...


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Some registrars will allow you to register the .uk by verifying ownership of the .co.uk address. For example, I registered the address medexpress.co.uk with name.com who do not offer .uk domains. I registered the medexpress.uk with names.co.uk, after supplying verification that I own medexpress.co.uk. However, some registrar's such as 123-reg would not ...


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You will not be penalized for duplicate content. Google allows two sites that target two different countries with the same content. I've worked with a site that successfully targets US differently from UK using the same content on a .com and .co.uk domain. Because you are using top level country domains the following should be done for you by Google: Log ...


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