How to set International Targeting in Webmaster Tools? [Complete Guide]

Ouch! I have been writing articles to reach USA audience, but my website is getting most of the traffic from other countries, I need to set International Targeting in Webmaster Tools, can anyone guide me to set me the prior location.

Yeah! Sure we will assist you to set international targeting in webmaster tools as your desired country so that you can drive traffic from an individual country.

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Google is the powerful search engine, it provides all the facilities to the webmasters to manage all the activities effectively including search console Geotargeting.

Google search engine provides Google search console for all the webmasters, Google search console is powerful webmaster tool.

You can do plenty of things with the help of Google search console such as you can remove URL from Google Index, you can submit sitemap to Google search console and you can avoid spam traffic from unwanted links.

Even you can do much more things with the help of Google search console webmaster tool, that’s why every webmaster love Google search console tool for any configurations.

Most of the webmasters are writing the content to reach their target audience, suppose your niche related audience is more in the USA then you need to write the articles for USA audience.

If you think that, your articles are not reaching to USA audience, then you can easily set international targeting in webmaster tools.

Once you set international targeting in webmaster tools, then most of the traffic you will get from your desired location which you already set.

Let me discuss few points about the Geographic target or International targeting in Google search console.

#What is the Geographic target or international targeting in search console?

Geographic target or international targeting is the features of Google search console, First, you need to set your desired location so that, your content will reach the location.

Webmasters must aware of their target country audience, you need to write according to their opinions so that readers also engage with the content.

As of now most of the webmasters are targeting USA country readers because the conversation rates and user engagement is fantabulous in USA country.

Follow up my further guide to set international targeting in webmaster tools.

#Which domains can’t be used in international targeting?

Well, there are few constraints in search console, geotargeting, only a few domains have an opportunity to set international targeting in webmaster tools.

The constraints are, only top-level domains are eligible to set search console geotargeting, you can not set the country top-level domain for geo-targeting in search console.

#What is a country top level domain?

Country top-level domains are specific to the country, suppose you have purchased blogkeep.us (US extension specific domain), you can not target the domain to another country.

The main reason behind of country top-level domain is, the domain itself dedicated to the country, you can not alter it,.US extension domain, only specific to USA country, you can not change it geo-target location.

For country top level domains, by default, the targeted country is set in Google search console, and to set international targeting, the option is disabled so you can not go for geo-targeting.


 How to set International Targeting in Webmaster Tools?


The beauty of search console geotargeting is, its allow you to set your desired location, domain visibility also improve in the desired location.

Do not forget to set international targeting in webmaster tools for your domain name, so that your domain get reputation from the respective country.

Country top-level domain names, do not have an option to set search console geotargeting so only top-level domains can use this opportunity.

Let me explain you stepwise about how to set international targeting in webmaster tools? So that you will feel comfy with the process.

#Steps to set international targeting in webmaster tools:

Step-1) To set international targeting in webmaster tools, First, log into Google search console.

After login, now select your web property for which you want to set geographical target (Refer the screenshot, I have selected my web property).

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Step-2) In Google search console settings, from left navigation panel, you need to click on “International Targeting” option under “Search Traffic” option (Refer the screenshot).

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Step-3) Now the right of the page, you need to select “Country” tab

In-country tab, you will show “Country drop-down” (Refer the screenshot).set international targeting in webmaster tools

In-country drop-down select your desire geo-targeting country.

After choosing the targeted geo country, tick marks the checkbox and click on “Save” button to save the details.

This is the best way to set international targeting in search console, Google search engine will consider this targeted country to reach your intended information.

Geographic target really useful to the webmasters, who are targeted specific country to generate decent revenue.

These are the complete details and steps about to set international targeting in webmaster tools.

You must learn how to boost traffic with StumbleUpon social platform? because social traffic helps your domain to rank well on search engines.

Do you know! Only indexed articles drive organic traffic to your website, and for that, you need to submit the sitemap to Google search console tool.

FAQs about to set International targeting in webmaster tools

Q) Can I choose two geographic target countries for my domain?

A) Yeah, you can choose two geographic target countries for your one domain, but for that first, you need to create subdomains with the top level domain, now point your main domain to one geotarget country, and point the subdomain to another geotarget country.

Q) How to target international visitors to my website?

A) First, set geotarget country in search console, then write the interesting articles specific to the country audience.

Feel free to comment your queries, so that we will help you to resolve it ASAP, and tell that which country is best to target? and why you are targeting?

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