Hello Good People,
Not every online store wants to operate internationally.
Is there a way to tell Google (or any other SE) to list the store only in AU and not other countries?
Apart from (only) selling nationally, we are using GeoIP from MaxMind to block certain (high-risk fraud) countries from accessing our pages.
Reading on WebmasterWorld we want to do the right thing with our site, and thought it would be better to "instruct" via directive only to be included or shown in x y z countries.
E.g. a meta tag could be used to allow:
1. continent inclusion exlusion
cNA, cSA, cEU, cAU, cAS, cAF, cWo
c for continent to distinguish from country codes
cWo for world, could be the default (if ommitted)
that would make it compatible with current non-existance of such a tag
(cNA = NorthAmerica, cSA etc)
e.g. meta ShowListing US,AU,... etc.
or in case you want to be in all but x: cWo,-AU
= World but not in AU
Is there any interest group or W3C trying to do this?
Is the currently a way to achieve this in other ways? ... in particular in ways not stepping on toes (meaning obeying any rules that may exist).
Thanks for any feedback.