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Google Geotargeting Problem

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dragon123, May 11, 2011.

  1. dragon123

    dragon123 Regular Member

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    I have a couple of .co.uk sites but the items on the sites are relevant all over the world and therefore i could get traffic from anywhere.
    But on Google webmaster it does not let me change the geographical setting, it is locked to uk. Anyone else had this problem and know how to change it?
    I have no such problems with .com or .net that i own.
     
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    Not really, the problem is Google wont let me change it, it seems stuck on UK.
     
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    hi mate,

    actualy domain extention (.com .net ect)
    have 2 main cathegories

    first of you have " generic top level domains"

    those domain are not subject to geo-targeting , the most popular top level domains are
    .com
    .net
    .org
    .info

    in the same cathegory you have "usa generic top level domains"
    such as
    .edu
    .gov


    then you have the second cathegory "contry codes top level domains" wich are subject to geo targeting .. such as :

    .ca - canada
    .de - germany
    .eu - european union
    .UK - united kingdom


    if you dont want your website to be affected by "geo-targeting" you need to use a generic top level domain othewise your website is more likely to be only shown in the "contry code" of your website extention (there is some exeption for very very popular website)


    hope this helped , im not a pro but its the general guidelines

    have a nice day

    Fukien


    edit : ive just seen that this thread was dead..sorry for bumping that.. :-s
     
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