Logging into google’s webmaster tools now gives the option to set the geographical target, the preferred URL ( instead of – this helps consolidate data gathered in analytics for landings the home page), Image search options (include your site images in google results), and crawl rate.

The geographical target can be selected providing you have a top level domain such as .com, .org, but not for “country specific” domains. Imagine where this could lead, the blossoming Edinburgh virtual office provider!

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