Gemma Houghton

Turkey Tightens Online Censorship

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Global Marketing News – 3rd January 2017

The Turkish government has increased its censorship regulations, the US has labelled Taobao a ‘notorious’ marketplace, and Amazon has seen larger than expected Echo sales over Christmas.

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Gemma Houghton

Gemma Houghton

Marketing Manager at Webcertain
Gemma has been working in international search for 6 years and leads Webcertain's marketing team. As well as managing Webcertain’s global online and offline marketing activities, she also organises and programs WebCertain's International Search Summit, a search marketing conference focusing on international and multilingual online marketing and contributes regularly to the Webcertain blog. She has also spoken at conferences such as SES and SasCon and writes regularly for State of Digital. Gemma holds a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a BA Joint Honors Degree in French and German.
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2 Responses to Turkey Tightens Online Censorship

  1. Matt LaClear says:

    Great report Gemma. How do you see the censorship in Turkey effecting SEO practices in the country?

    • Gemma HoughtonGemma Houghton says:

      The censorship is for social media sites so it shouldn’t really affect SEO practices. Of course, it does mean you can’t use social channels like Facebook as a way to rank in search results. But as for optimising websites, it shouldn’t have any impact.

      It seems like censorship – at least for now – is mainly focused on social channels and content which is critical of the government, religion etc.. so avoiding those topics should mean avoiding any issues with censorship.

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