First, thanks in advance for the replies!
I have an eCommerce site that has let's say 30k visits a month, and roughly 50% of that are visits coming form withing the United States. The other half are coming from outside the US, which is fine, if we shipped internationally; but we don't. These visitors are probably bringing down the overall time on page and increasing the bounce rate as well; as in, creating major problems in terms of signals being sent to Google.
My question is, if I choose to target only US visitors through Webmaster Tools, will my traffic plummet? I don't want to have to report to my client a 50% loss in traffic due to international visits going away, but I also don't want to keep turning away customers based on their address.
Has anyone had any experience with this before?