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Webmaster Tool Geo Targeting

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by googleme7, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. googleme7

    googleme7 Newbie

    Jan 13, 2010
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    Internet Marketing

    I live in the United States so my website and blog have been written with English (American) terms and local accent. My site has been up for about 2 years and get a fair amount of traffic for my niche. 90% of my customers live in the US and find me with Google.com.

    I haven't set a geographical target area in webmaster tools yet, but I'm wondering if this is something I should do. I have users from all over the World, but like I said the site was written from a American speaking point of view.

    I'm trying to rank higher for Google.com... Should I set the geographical target area in webmaster tools to the United States? Also my server is located in Panama so I'm not sure how Google looks at this factor. I get very little to no traffic from Panama also. If I set the geo target to the US will this affect my ranking in google.co.uk and other google geo properties?

    Thank You
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2011
  2. WizIMS

    WizIMS Power Member

    Sep 24, 2011
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    Skype - Wiz.IMS
    No, due to my experience Google webmaster tools geo targeting change doesn't really make a difference between different Googles
    I have a website where I set the geo targeting to another country, but in fact my Google.com rank is even better than the Google's country tld.

    I'm not saying that it makes it worst, I just think that this is a prove that it does'nt affect at all :)

    But anyway, if you want visitors from specific countries, building backlinks from this country's tld DOES affect that.

    Good luck in whatever you are trying to do :)