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Why aren't gTLD domains sold in a unified price? Why should they? We live in a world where economy is bound by offers and demands, isn't it? So sellers are free to set their prices, and buyers are free to pay that price or not. And your question could be for all TLDs, not just gTLDs. Domains were free, back in the days, before the world wide web become ...


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This is a classic domain registrar scam. Don't buy them. First off, unless you're operating in China/Taiwan/India, those domains are worthless to you. Secondly, you'll be be encouraging more such scams in the future. What I'd do is try to trick the scammer that you are interested in registering those domains, and see if you can get them to buy all of those ...


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Are these bots that index my site(s) or are they malicious by nature and should be banned using an IP deny filter? You tell us. If they're interacting with your site as any normal user would there is no need to block them. If they're using the site more than visitors from other regions then your site may appeal to them then users from other regions. ...


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This "domain broker" thing is a pretty common scam. They send letters or emails chock full of legalese, saying that a company (usually in China) intends to buy domains with your name. You can just ignore them. My advice is to buy the ones you can, especially if you're planning to operate in those markets in the future. The .in TLD can be bough through ...


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You will be fine. From Wikipedia: Second-level registrations have had some limitations including requiring registrants to have a connection with Spain, but these restrictions were lifted in a multi-stage process completed by the end of 2005, at which point registrations at the second level of .es were open to anybody worldwide.


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The plugin WPML is great for this job and will solve all your problems. You'll not have duplicate content because, in fact, the content will be the same but in other language. No problem with the photos here too. WPML is possible to use "folders" like www.example.com/fr or subdomains like fr.example.com, so you'll have absolute control on your content. I ...


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There's exactly a few ways this can be done but I recommend that you use method 1 and 2. Increase Organic Rankings: The main reason the international site is ranking better is due to the authority it has vs the other domain. Generally to outrank a brand you need to out rank the other site by improving the organic rankings. You can however increase your ...


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Different clients have different mitigations, but the common thread is that they usually prevent an attacker from mixing homographs from different alphabets by falling back to punycode if more than one alphabet is used: Google Chrome versions 51 and later use an algorithm similar to the one used by Firefox. Previous versions display an IDN only if all of ...


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I'll try to answer my own question. First of all I'd like to clear that in some cases I think hreflang is basically mandatory: When you are targeting two languages inside the same country. For example, french-speaking Canadian users search for your brand name. You would like them to see your domain.ca/fr french page. And when English-speaking Canadian users ...


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Here's the link to Google Adsense's official documentation on how to change address and country (they send you to a form you need to fill). However, any remaining balance will be paid out through your old country profile.


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Based on my experience, subdomain and subdirectory don't give different so many impacts. If you have already had a rank on the main domain, subdirectory maybe gets faster index, but if you don't have rank at yet I think it's no much different. But I found a good article that you might need to read https://www.searchenginejournal.com/subdomain-subdirectory-...


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Option #3: use a line for en, in addition to the three locale-specific lines. A Google representative has confirmed that multiple targets for one URL is allowed. You do want to target traffic to the appropriate locale-specific site, where one exists. That rules out option #2. Option #1 would work, up to a point, in that the search engine will still serve ...


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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 your local search ranking. https://moz.com/blog/unfiltered-local-search-results


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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 results and any other user will see example.com/abc in his search results while in another country. Checkout the google webmaster blog about rel=alternate.


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If you want to target a worldwide audience you need two things: A site on a global top level domain such as .com. If you build a site on most country code domains (like .co.uk) then Google will only show the content to people searching in that country. Not set the country for the site in Google Search Console It sounds like you already are using a global ...


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Google results are personalised and search rankings are actually split into three categories: Local Rankings (Proximity to the Searcher) National Rankings (Country Specific Results) Global Rankings (Global Organic) Also, Google can tailor results using cookies stored on the computer, so unless your using cookiless browsing, e.g Chrome incognito, I would ...


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Your pages have redirects which don't match the tagging, like features adding a trailing slash & about redirecting to the version without the /en/ in the URL. So, you're telling Google that the English page is /en/languages but then redirecting them to /languages instead. That's probably what's throwing them off.


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if your site with hreflang="pt-BR" has brazilian specific content, which is clearly crawlable, like delivery issues, specific brazilian contacts, prices only for brazilian users, then yes, it would be shown to brazilian users. But if has no signs to be useful specifically to brazilian users, then there are big chances it would be shown to all users with ...


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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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x-default used to be necessary but Google has since updated their guidelines and now only recommend x-default for pages that either: automatically redirect the user (based on IP address or browser settings) to the appropriate language/region page, or Are country/language chooser pages where the user selects their preferred lang and are taken to that ...


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the visitor's computer probably would pick the DNS that responds the quickest which would be local to them And how do you think that will happen? Unless you are already using a geo-aware DNS provider, it won't. I'm not sure how to test the latency of loading my web site and response times of DNS queries DNS queries are the least of your worries. Unless ...


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Quite an interesting question, I don't think I've read any thing where people talk about using both Geo targeting in GWT and hreflang. I think it should be fine, as like you mention you can only Geo target a country in GWT, but with hreflang you can go even deeper and target specific spoken languages in those countries. With regards to geotargeting a ...


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are these really supposed to be showing exactly the same results? No. There might be a lot of overlap, but google.com targets its results to a US audience and google.co.uk delivers results that are supposed to be more relevant to a UK audience. The results returned aren't necessarily "local" to each region, however, they are deemed to be relevant to ...


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Could you code in an event listener that pings for every keypress instead of the default space / enter key press? Google Search API and widgets usually have an auto-suggest option, which works the same as you want this to. However, I couldn't find an exact equivalent for the transliterate API, so your only option would be code this in yourself.


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hreflang is used to specify that a link is for an intended localised audience. It shouldn't harm your rankings to include specific hreflang codes for the specific links. You can always test it on one page and monitor the ranking changes. However, don't confuse hreflang with localisation. You have to ask yourself what is the intended audience? If the ...


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Yes you can geotarget a website to multiple counties, but first you must split the website into country specific sections, either using sub-domains or sub-directories. Then these sections of the site can be separately geotargeted in Google Webmaster Tools. e.g.: You might have your main website that targets the US: www.example.com. Then if you wanted to ...


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