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Does server location and geo location based on IP impact SEO?

In a Google Webmaster Help thread, Google's John Mueller said in response to the question of SEO and server location: For search, specifically for geotargeting, the server's location plays a very ...
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Getting IP address and location of my own server instead of visiting user's

Here's the Nginx Conf which works for me, placed at the path /etc/nginx/conf.d/example.com.conf. server { listen 80; listen [::]:80; server_name example.com; proxy_set_header Host $...
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How can I route traffic between two hosting servers?

You can do this with DNS if you use a service such as Route53: DNS GeoProximity Trafic Routing If you wanted to setup your own DNS server to do this kind of thing you could look into technologies such ...
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Does having the name of a country in the site HTML <title> based on geolocation hurt SEO?

Google uses searchers from multiple origins but most of them are located in USA. That means that Google will always see the same title: <title>[Company name] | Discounts in USA</title> ...
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How can I have one "master" domain redirect to other domains based on the visitors country?

Redirecting based on location can be error-prone and is considered user-unfriendly in most cases, but if that's what you want to do: Set up some type of web server (nginx, apache, etc.). On that web ...
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GEO Meta Tags: When should I use them and when should I not use them? May it be even harmful?

If you want to include location data on your pages I would recommend using https://schema.org/Organization with https://schema.org/address. It is common practice to put company contact on page footers ...
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.co.uk site showing up for brand name searches from the US even when targeted .com site is available

I think the proper heading looks something like this: <link rel="alternate" href="http://example.com" hreflang="en-us" /> <link rel="alternate" href="http://example.co.uk" hreflang="en-gb" /&...
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How will geo-ip redirects affect which geo-targeted pages Google indexes?

Your indexing is going to be spotty. Google may index some of both sites. It will index mostly your international site because Google does most of its crawling from the US. Auto-redirection based ...
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Using cookies on a site to redirect based on location - Googlebot crawling

In short, you're right that search engines don't typically read or store cookies. However this shouldn't in itself cause problems for you. You haven't said which, but you're using either the user's ...
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Does the WooCommerce function "Geolocate (with page caching support)" affect the Google ranking?

Think there's a misunderstanding: Woocommerce geolocate doesn't create duplicate content for other localities: it merely redirects to circumvent caching to accurately determine country accessing the ...
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Avoid "Cloaking" with GeoIP Redirects

It is against Google's guidelines to treat their bot any different than a normal user, so if you are force redirecting users then you must force redirect Googlebot, obviously this creates the issue of ...
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Geo-target a website to rank in both the USA and UK

Yes it is possible. This is most likely your scenario: Your content has small regional variations with similar content in a single language. For example, you might have English-language content ...
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.co.uk site showing up for brand name searches from the US even when targeted .com site is available

You should use hreflang to geo locate each domain. Quality links from those countries (local extensions and/or IP servers located there) would definitely help on local ranks.
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International SEO for Same URL

First of all. To rank different content and do different Page Title, Meta Description for the same URL is not possible and it's against Google guidelines. By Google interpretation, it is "cloaking". ...
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How to make Google display only Country-specific search results based on user's location

For Google specifically, you can set up Search Console geotargeting under Search Traffic > International Targeting. Check the box and select "unlisted" so Google will become aware that you are ...
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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?

TLDR: Since International targeting lets you select specific countries but does not have Europe as an option, having the site targeting set to "Unlisted" is the only choice you have. This is generally ...
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Can JavaScript be used to obtain real-time GPS location data?

Javascript Geolocation requires special permissions. Chrome used to allow geoloc to be more easily accessible but has since restricted most code from accessing it. Here are a few examples of things ...
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Geolocation and SEO - Store/State based websites

You run the risk to have a bunch of duplicated content, if you remain with the current setup. I mean, you will repeat many products across different shops. I would go with following construction: ...
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How do web servers identify the client's location

From the research that I did on this years ago, I found that the only reliable method of country detection is through IP address. There are giant databases that list all of the IPs of various ...
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How do web servers identify the client's location

The identification is based on the IP of the visitor. There are many IP lists out there that link the IP of the visitor to the country they are coming from.
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.co.uk site showing up for brand name searches from the US even when targeted .com site is available

you can Do these things- Google uses several factors to rank a site in a region. like as Domain level extension - .com, co.in, co.uk etc. country domains ranks in relative country higher. but for ...
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Can JavaScript be used to obtain real-time GPS location data?

Yes, Javascript can be used to obtain real-time GPS location, if the browser has allowed the website to access the device location. The following code obtains the user's location, and the function ...
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Geo-target a website to rank in both the USA and UK

Technically, yes, USA-based websites can index and rank in the UK (or any other country). For instance, if you search for the brand name of an American-only company, chances are it will rank highly in ...
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Getting IP address and location of my own server instead of visiting user's

Because your main application server is behind a proxy server, you will naturally be seeing the IP address of the proxy server, since this is effectively the "client" making the request to your ...
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International software sold seperatly for each country: ccTLD and gTLD setup

At the end of the day it comes down mostly to preference and what will work best for you and be the most intuitive for your customers. Your strategy for procuring domain names seems well thought out ...
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Does server location and geo location based on IP impact SEO?

I can confirm that server location plays a role in SEO. As a marketing manager at web hosting company, I spoke with several clients who are involved in marketing. Originally, almost everyone was ...
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How can I route traffic between two hosting servers?

IP geolocation technology is right for you. It detects visitors locations based on their IPs. There are tools available redirect visitors to location-specific URLs accordingly based on locations(like ...
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How to exclude traffic based on geographical location in Google Analytics

If you would like to exclude multiple cities you must use "does not match regex" and then use your locations in the regular expression. For example if you want to exclude the city of Boardman Oregon, ...
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How to exclude traffic based on geographical location in Google Analytics

Late answer, but maybe useful for someone else. You can permanently remove it by creating a filter. Go to your account admin page / All filter. Create a new filter with following parameters: ...
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