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Google regional targeting problem

stavar
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Google regional targeting problem

My target market is the US but Google is showing my site mostly in Canada (10 times more visitors). My site is hosted in the States, I have US address on the site, I never login from my Canadian IP.

What else can I do to change it effectively, so that Google show my site to more American visitors instead of Canadian? - http://reverd.com/

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michellerana
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You can use the Google Webmaster Tools and define your Web site’s target audience by country. Please go to Site Configuration > Settings. That will improve your ranking in search results for geographic queries.

You might also be using keywords that Google perceives as being more relevant to the Canadian marketplace. It's possible that your pages are ranking well in Google.ca thus you'll get more visits from Canada.
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esolutions
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Hi,

You can claim your site in Google Webmaster Tools and change the region settings. There is one specific for country targeting.
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stavar
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esolutions wrote:Hi,

You can claim your site in Google Webmaster Tools and change the region settings. There is one specific for country targeting.

This is done from the very beginning. It doesn't help... in my case.
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mark schaaf
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from what I have understood the US and Canada are considered as one market. If you are getting sales from Canada I wouldn't worry about it but if you are loosing money from your ads because no one is buying anything from up there you might get in touch with google. When I first started there was almost no way to contact them for any kine of information and if you sent them an e-mail you were lucky to get anything back. But after years of complaining they finely have a few places where you can get in touch with someone other then on one of there crappy forums.
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