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Should I use 301 or 302 for location-based redirects?

As Stephen points out in comments, geo-IP redirects are generally bad for SEO (it prohibits the site from being crawled naturally and can at times hinder users through being redirected incorrectly). ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Is it for SEO okay to mix the subfolder structure between /lang/ & /lang-country/?

This should be fine. It probably doesn’t affect SEO. Consumers would have no reason to parse the URL path segment if they could just parse the rel-alternate+hreflang markup instead, which is ...
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Can geolocation lead to SEO penalty?

With toys in their millions, All under one roof, It's Called Toys'R'Us! Unless you have good specific reasons why not to host your website under one roof then generally speaking it is far better to ...
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Redirect to canonical URL gives hreflang error in Google Webmaster Tools

Your configuration is incorrect. Rather than permanently redirect the root to https://www.amolelingue.com/en. Either: Do a conditional redirect, i.e. test the user's browser language and do a ...
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Site for NZ and AU appearing in the US search results over the site for the US

Use hreflang to target the two sites to their respective markets. This markup is supported by Google and Yandex, but not Bing etc., which may or may not be an issue depending on your traffic sources. ...
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SEO for a business with a service area in just two states which are not geographically near each other

There are a couple of ways on how to tackle this, regardless of your location: Make sure that your pages are clearly stating where your services are being offered to. This is a content issue, not a ...
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Can the use of lang="en-US" on a blog affect international traffic?

<link rel="alternate" href="example.com/pt/" hreflang="pt-pt" /> The same annotations should appear on your French and Portuguese homepages. It is still possible that Mexican, French ...
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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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Should Geo-targeting Subdomains have their own dedicated Social Media Profiles?

Should Geo-targeting Subdomains have their own dedicated Social Media Profiles? There is no particular answer for this and totally depends on the vision you have for the website. we create/use ...
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How can I target Google Ads to users with higher social class and income?

There are ways to target people by household income depending upon the Country. Ref: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/2580383?hl=en Even if you don't use household income targeting, the ...
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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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Will moving a Hindi website from a subdomain to subdirectory under an English website affect its SEO?

If you have geo-targeting for your subdomain and change it to a directory on your site you will indeed lose the geo-targeting for that subdomain. Note, moderator Stephen Ostermiller has recently ...
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Will moving a Hindi website from a subdomain to subdirectory under an English website affect its SEO?

In my opinion there is no need to set any geo-targeting. Google is good in terms of recognizing, who is interesting in your content. Google looks on SERPs: who is searching for terms your site is ...
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.gg geo targeting in Search Console

Can I geo target a .gg domain to somewhere other than Guernsey No. Currently, .gg domains are not on Google's list of ccTLDs treated as gTLDs; as a result, their intrinsic geographic target can't be ...
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Should I use rel="alternate" on different domains?

Generally, in terms of SEO it's better to host everything under the same roof, but if you do want to provide more personal approach using specific country top level domains then you can, using ...
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Redirect users according to their countries

It is entirely up to you how you do it. One reason I can see it being "better" to use /us is if some day you decide to add something else based on the country, you might find it easier. If it ...
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Google Search Console (GSC) - Geo-target one subdirectory

I concur with TopQnA's response- hreflang tags signal and try to honor the user's language preference. On a related note, have you considered different websites for different locations? eg xyz.fr, xyz....
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Google Search Console (GSC) - Geo-target one subdirectory

Good question. Google considers several signals for above situation to return the appropriate result. What you have indicated is looks good to me: Google uses hreflang tags to match the user'...
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Hreflang for different regions - same language

If there's no content or unpopular content on the .com, it will simply be lower in the SERPs. It won't be deindexed but if you've done a good job the relevant Home page for that search region will ...
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Changing selected country target in search console SEO impact

Changing your target country will have a drastic impact on your current rankings. I don't think it's worth to take that kind of risk since you're already picking growth and traffic from it. (Even if ...
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Changing selected country target in search console SEO impact

If you relaunch your site, it'll be something like this: It'll all initially drop. But if you define a good seo strategy, everything is going to get back on track, even better. So, no worries in ...
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Changing selected country target in search console SEO impact

Unfortunately It probably will impact in SEO, decreasing the audience in the country selected before, so its better to do not play with that. By the way, your site probably is being showed in another ...
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Transferring .com to geo targeted TLD worth it?

Besides your "general" ranking can decrease, you will gain more targeted users, i.e. reputation for that specific country. Country-code top-level domain names are one of the elements that Google ...
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Difference in ranking in pages from UK and standard google.co.uk?

When searching in "standard search" (ie. no filter) then you are searching the "world", as opposed to sites only from the UK. So, it sounds as if there are simply more websites elsewhere in the world (...
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Regional targeting on continent level, same language, 2 domains

The IANA Language Subtag Registry does define relevant region subtags: 150 for Europe EU for the European Union EZ for the Eurozone So you could use this link element to link from xwz.example to abc....
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Google webmaster International targeting "United States" will it work for SEO?

Will that increase my website rank for the US in Google? Yes, because US people do better CTR on SERP and more conversions on your own site. Case 1 imagine: your site offers a service for US ...
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