Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Now you can tell Google what Georgraphics region to associate with your site.

Google has just introduced a way for webmasters to inform them what country their site should be associated with.

To use this tool, simply follow these instructions:

1) Login to your Google
Webmaster Tools account
2) Click on the Tools tab and then choose "set geographic target"
3) Choose your country/region from the drop-down list

Please note: you can only change your domain location association if you aren't using a country specific TLD. For example, if your site is mysite.com.au, the country Google automatically associates it with is
Australia and you cannot change that.

Although you can't specify multiple countries for a site, you can specify a different country for each sub-domain or folder.

To do this, simply add each sub-domain or sub-folder to your Webmaster Tools account and specify the location for each one.

This is a great addition to Webmaster Tools and should solve a
LOT of the webmaster questions I've seen about how to tell Google about a site's geographic market. It should also have a big impact on the way webmasters structure their sites from now on.

From Internet Marketing and Online Annonsering

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