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Geo Target in Webmaster Tool

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pogosa, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. pogosa

    pogosa Junior Member

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    Hi,

    I made a big mistake about 1 month ago as I turn of my Target Location (US) in webmaster tool.
    All my keywords dropped for 5 to 10 positions in US! I turn it back 2 weeks ago, I am build linkins all the time but no changes?

    Maybe here somebody with this experience? How long can this take to grab the positions as before 1 month?

    Please let me know your opinion.
     
  2. pogosa

    pogosa Junior Member

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    I would be happy with any opinion!

    Thank you
     
  3. xpleet

    xpleet Regular Member

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    If you target the keywords to US users only you should let the targeted option ON in your webmaster tools.
    Your keywords will back to normal and increase (++ to TOP) after some days after switching the target to US.
    To know your position you should use google.us from a real USA location. Try to check it from a US proxy.
    Cheers.
     
  4. pogosa

    pogosa Junior Member

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    Thanks,
    It's already 2 weeks now after I turn it back, but still no changes in Positions.
     
  5. xpleet

    xpleet Regular Member

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    What is your server location??
     
  6. pogosa

    pogosa Junior Member

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    Server is in US
     
  7. pogosa

    pogosa Junior Member

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    Anny Idea?
     
  8. xpleet

    xpleet Regular Member

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    When your don't set any Target Location in webmaster tool, Google takes the server location as "target location".
    Now you set your target location to US and your server is in US. In my opinion there is no impact in the SERP.
    Your drop is maybe caused by another thing other than webmaster tool.
    Cheers.
     
  9. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

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    Sorry for resurecting old post but what happened to you rating did it bounce back? Also when you changed regional setting in webmaster US based results droped what about the other nternational or whathever you had it set to?

    Thanks