---- Taking advantage of Geographic target setting in Webmaster Tools
silverbytes - 2:35 pm on May 30, 2009 (gmt 0)
If your site targets users in a particular geographic location, you can use our geographic target tool to provide us with information that will help us determine how your site appears in our country-specific search results, and also improve our search results for geographic queries. You can only use this feature for sites with a generic top-level domain, such as .com or .org. Sites with country-coded top-level domains (such as .ie) are already associated with a geographic region, in this case Ireland.
If you're targeting users in different locationsófor example, if you have a site in French that you want users in France, Canada, and Mali to readówe don't recommend that you use this tool to set France as a geographic target. A good example of where it would be useful is for a restaurant website: if the restaurant is in Canada, it's probably not of interest to folks in France. But if your content is in French and is of interest to people in multiple countries/regions, there's no reason to restrict it.
I have some particular cases I don't understand
A) Let's say you are interested in targetting both people in france and spain because you 90% of your sells comes from those countries. Your site is frech and spanish and it's .com . Would you leave the Geographic target just blank? Or would be any benefit in setting one of those countries?
B) Same scenario but now you find first half of year your users and costumers of that site are french, but second half of year due to stational reasons are spanish. May you check Geographic target "France" and 6 months later "Spain"? Does that help or cofuses Google and thus affect rankings in those areas?