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Google Webmaster's Tools Geographical Target Bring Any Effects?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by wgn_white, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. wgn_white

    wgn_white Regular Member

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    Hi, I want to ask from anyone who set the preferred geographical target in Google Webmster's Tools.

    When you change to target a specific country, does it work?

    Thanks. ;)
     
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  2. nightshade787

    nightshade787 Junior Member

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    Your question is not clear. Are you speaking about Google Analytics or Google Webmaster Tools?

    You should set geo-target in WMT if you're targetting a non-US country with a generic TLD.
     
  3. WizIMS

    WizIMS Power Member

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    Hey man

    Yes it helps mate , I have one of my sites targeted for some country

    And I'm ranked #1 there for the keyword , while in other countries I'm #5 at least

    (Though my domain has international tld )
     
  4. wgn_white

    wgn_white Regular Member

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    Sorry man, I mean Google Webmaster's Tools.

    So did the settings change effect you?

    I am using .com extension man.

    Wow, that's mean it do bring some love for our prefered country eh. :D
     
  5. matei

    matei Junior Member

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    Here is some little experiment of mine:
    I own an affiliate .org site that was positioned on the 12th position. After I've set the geotarget on "Romania", my site went up on the 6th position.

    Does it help? Definitely!
     
  6. wgn_white

    wgn_white Regular Member

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    Another proof. Thanks for letting me know matei. :)
     
  7. arwen

    arwen Registered Member

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    I've a .info and used webmaster tools to target US visitors , i get 50% from US and 50% from rest of the world.