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GEO Blocking Regulation Proposal (European Comission)

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by CBirk, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. CBirk

    CBirk Newbie

    Mar 6, 2018
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    Is anybody else following this? I understand that from an SEO standpoint, geo-blocking isn't the best for indexation but for international commerce companies this tends to be a common practice. I am wondering if I am reading this proposed legislation correctly and if so, could this impact Google's algorithm to treat any site with Geo-IP much more harshly?
    I work with an agency as my FT gig and probably 50% of our largest international and more strategic clients implement geo-IP redirects which this seems to be banning.

    The actual legislation document can be found here:
    "hxxp:// www. consilium. europa .eu/media/21478/geo-blocking-regulation-proposal.pdf"

    An outline/summary of the document can be found here:
    "hxxp:// www. consilium. europa .eu/en/policies/geo-blocking/"