Hello webmasterworld Members, I will like to have help with the process of implementing Geo Targeting based on IP delivery in an SEO Friendly way, so that the site doesnīt get taken out of SE index.
I have read a few posts on that matter:
blogstorm guide to geo targeting for seo and usability
ninebyblue blog making geotargeted content findable for the right searchers
Also read the book "Professional Search Engine Optimization with ASP".
It has helped me understand certain issues, but I will really like to make sure I have things right and clear before I proceed.
Iīm in the process of implementing Geo targeting based on IP delivery for our site: mysite dot com
I want to keep showing mysite dot com to USA visitors, but when we detect a visitor from outside USA based on IP detection method, we want to show the following version of the site: sub.mysite dot com (for English speakers outside USA) .
I will be using a geo-target database service from maxmind dot com to detect IPīs of visitors.
Our site is aspx driven.
example dot com is showing USA visitors this version:
example dot com/index.html
And outside USA visitors the following version:
example dot com/land-international dot html so visitors can select the country, but they all get redirected to the uk version below:
example dot com/uk/index dot html
I am clear about the difference between:
❑ Cloaking refers to the practice of delivering different content to a search engine than tohuman visitors browsing a web site. In practice, cloaking is usually implemented throughIP delivery.
❑ Geo-targeting is similar to cloaking in that it provides different content depending on the type of visitor but this time by their physical location on Earth. Search engine spiders are not treated any differently than human visitors. This technique is useful when you want to show different content to a user from France than to a user from the United States, for example.
I donīt want to implement any deceptive practice as I donīt want to get the site out of SEīs index. Any advice, information, resources that you can point me out to will be much appreciated as I want to make sure this procedure is done correctly.
Can you please point me out to some one of trust to help me on this issue? Any good resources to read about it? I need help with implementing it right.
Thanks in advanced.
[edited by: incrediBILL at 12:40 pm (utc) on Oct. 15, 2009]
[edit reason] exemplified URLs, no specifics please [/edit]