I have a site in UK and one in US. Some of the UK pages are ranking in US and I want to avoid this. Somebody mentioned I should use a Geo IP pop up but I read that Geo ip targeting is not good practice.
What can I do to stop the UK pages ranking in US SERP?
January 16, 2020 at 8:56 am
Hmm, GEO IP redirects aren’t the best, but aren’t the worst either. If you have this in place, remember that Googlebot tends to always come in from US IP’s so you’d need to make sure your interlinking is on-point from the US section to the UK section
A few questions:
– How many pages is your site?
– Are you your UK/US versions on different directories or subdomains?
– Is most of your traffic from organic?
Also, have you implement HREFLANG? This can solve a lot of issues. It’d kind of tough to do it right though even if your CMS supports it. (If you’re having a hard time you can always do it with GTM, not ideal but it works. I feed canonicals and noindex tags via GTM JS injection all the time and it works well). Here’s a tutorial to get you started: https://www.searchviu.com/en/hreflang-google-tag-manager/. If you need more help with custom GTM/DTM stuff you can ping me. No affiliation to the above link, except that I’ve used the method before