A web site proprietor on Reddit requested if there’s a strategy to take away his web site from Google Search in a particular nation, particularly Indonesia. John Mueller of Google mentioned there actually will not be means of doing that, he mentioned “you’ll be able to’t scale back your rankings in a single nation in Google.”
John added that “you might set geotargeting to a distinct nation, however that is not sure to cut back the rankings in Indonesia,” plus John mentioned “if it did, it could have an effect on all different international locations.”
One concept John mentioned you’ll be able to attempt, is if in case you have video content material in your pages. You possibly can attempt the “country-limiting is video structured knowledge, which might have an effect on how a web page is proven in video search & the video common outcomes (assuming you’ve got a video on the web page).”
John then warned in opposition to blocking all customers from one nation:
Blocking all customers in a particular nation is doable supplied you do not block the nation the place Google is crawling your web site from (I am fairly sure we do not crawl from Indonesia). It at all times seems like a nasty transfer although – you is likely to be blocking some undesirable customers, however you are additionally blocking individuals who is likely to be related to your web site. IMO should you’re nervous about hackers from one nation, it is best to repair the safety points, not attempt to block that nation. It is trivial for anybody that is devoted to avoid a country-block.
This isn’t such an unusual query, though usually the nation at query will not be Indonesia however different places.
Discussion board dialogue at Reddit.