joined:May 4, 2002
I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on best practices and/or their experience with this situation. We have an ecommerce site based in Europe (all of our products are priced in Euro). Recently, we've started geo-targeting so that if you're browsing from the US, the prices are converted into US dollars, from the UK, pounds sterling etc - we're supporting 12 currencies in total. The user can change the currency if our geo-targeting doesn't get it right for whatever reason. Our customer base is roughly as follows:
Rest of world: 15%
If Googlebot only crawls from the US, I'm guessing that it's going to index all of our pages in US dollars. My initial thought is that we're going to see a slight rise in our US traffic (hopefully) but I'm afraid that our European traffic will take a dive and I'd like to take steps to avoid that.
In summary, does anyone have any ideas on how to tell Google "yes, you're seeing US dollars but only because you're in the US! We have all these other currencies too - so we're relevant elsewhere!". Any suggestions would be very welcome.