IanTurner - 1:04 pm on Sep 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
Looking through my Google Analytics data, it seemed obvious that I could improve my overall performance on many user factors by blocking a certain country (or countries)
Now at first I thought this would be a good plan - then I thought - Is this really a good thing as it smacks of manipulating the site purely for a search engine?
So the real question comes down to - Is Google implementing its user factors on a country by country basis so that your performance in Country X affects only the SERPs in Country X or do you think that Google takes overall performace as its metric? (Or do you just think Google doesn't take any of the User Metrics - Bounce Rate, Number of Pages Viewed, Time On Site - into account at all)