1script - 9:29 pm on Aug 27, 2010 (gmt 0)
The more I think about the geotargeting setting in GWT the less I understand why would I use it at all. What I mean is: why artificially limit the audience the site is shown to?
I am now looking at all my sites and I am finding just one that actually has a compelling reason to set its geotargeting. This site is dedicated to US taxes, so it would make very little sense to show it to people outside US. All other sites - I'd be happy if anyone came in, really. Of course, traffic from China brings nothing but trouble, but those guys need no Google's help in finding my sites, so that geotargeting settings still never even comes into play. In fact, I would appreciate negative geotargeting (geoexcluding?) in this case.
The big question for me now is: can geotargeting settings be successfully undone? I don't mean un-checking the Target users in checkmark. I mean, can Google, once learned that the webmaster wants to target the site to US visitors, forget about it after I change GWT settings?