October 10, 2013

Redirect User Based on Location is Not a Spam: Said Google's Matt Cutts

Here in a webmaster video, Google's head of search spam, Matt Cutts, clearly stating that the geo-location or redirecting users based on location is not spam.

Google expects you treat GoogleBot as a user accessing your web site from the United States. When you redirect GoogleBot to a web page of content that users cannot see, that is considered spam and a form of cloaking, according to Google’s guidelines.

Here is the Video from Matt:

The question is:

Using Geo-detection technique is against Google, I am offering the useful information (price, USP's) to the users based on the Geo-location, will Google consider this as a Spam i.e. showing X content to SE and Y content to user.” - Peter

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