Google: geotargeting does not restrict access from other regions

Google’s John Mueller said on Twitter that Google will still show your website in other regions if you use the geographic target setting in Google Search Console. This setting only helps Google understand that your website might be more relevant in particular regions.

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If you want to block particular regions, you have to do that on your own server:

How to get ranked in particular regions

The SEO tools in SEOprofiler help you to rank your web pages in particular regions. You can also track your rankings in different regions, and much more:

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Tom Cassy

Tom Cassy is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at “”.