dstiles - 9:23 pm on Jan 29, 2012 (gmt 0)
NOT as google does. There are several market areas, not just local or world. For example, some of our sites are local but others trade with US, AU, NZ, EU and similar but not CN, KR, BR etc.
If they are going to offer that feature then do the job properly, not slapdash like G.
Of course, a large number of web site owners do not even know about webmastertools in any form, so why not go back to people specifying any required country in the initial search, as we used to (and still do in some engines)?