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Anyway to specify target country other than webmaster tools and tld?

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  1. jamie3000

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    As post title says. Is there anyway I can tell Google I'm targeting Uk searches other than buying a UK domain or creating a webmaster tools account and specifying Uk in it?

    Thanks!
     
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    dandan594594 Power Member

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    Google for business page, google maps, UK directories and links.

    You could even go as far, as host server location.
     
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    Thanks for the input man, I need to do it on an automated level so I don't think its possible.

    https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/182192?hl=en#2

    Server location would of been good but these sites will be behind cloudflare and it doesn't allow you to choose a UK ip on the free plan. I was hoping for some kind of meta tag but it doesn't seem to exist :-(
     
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    <meta name=“geo.position” content="52.38794;-6.534474”>

    Not sure google uses Geo meta tags though?
     
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    Good idea, I'll have a look! I can't use hreflang though.

    https://sites.google.com/site/webmasterhelpforum/en/faq-internationalisation#q9

    Q: Does “rel alternate hreflang” replace geotargeting?
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    No. This link-element provides a connection between individual URLs, and only allows Google to “swap out” the URLs from your site currently shown in the search results with ones that are more relevant to the user. It does not affect ranking, as geotargeting would.
     
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    Map My Posts Plugin, short codes could help.
     
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    thanks for your help man i'll take a look :)
     
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