Saturday, October 12, 2013

Geolocation Targeting is not Spam!

Some webmasters often feel the need to redirect  the users based on the countries to different pages of their site. This means customized web pages are served for different users. If you are serving your users in this manner and redirecting them to some other page or geo specific domain of your site based on their ip address then that is totally fine as long as you are also redirecting the googlebots in the same manner. Google itself redirects users based on different signals (most important one is the users IP address) so that is not considered as spam. But, if you are showing different information to the search engines than what you are showing to the user, this would be considered cloaking and would count against the Google webmasters guidelines.

Have a look at this video from Matt Cutts for more clarification:-

Also See:- 

Location Relevancy System and Relevancy Score
Types of URL Redirections
Mistakes to Avoid Using Rel="Canonical"
Easy Seo Tips
Learn Seo - Easy Seo Tutorial
Navigation in Seo
How to Set a Geographic Target for Your Site?
Search Queries in Webmasters Tools
How to Find Out the Total Number of Pages Blocked by Robots.txt
Google Tag Manager
Google Adwords Bidding
Multi Channel Funnel in Google Analytics
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