Whitey - 2:30 am on Aug 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
That would be like putting up a directory of US cities on a widget site to target more local searches for widgets. It generally doesn't make sense to do that, unless there's actual local content that's really unique to the locale.
Well there's been a lot of that going on, especially on global brand sites with a huge amount of content. I wonder, as you say, how long that will be tolerated.
My sense is also saying that Google wouldn't really like content that has no search traffic to it to a ccTLD, where it is less relevant, and that might become, or already might be a Panda factor. Does anyone have an opinion on this too?