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Host location: Does it effect SERP ranking in different countries?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by wallofiron, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. wallofiron

    wallofiron Power Member

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    I dont think it does but just curious of opinions...


    lets say I have a website hosted in the USA and it ranks #1 for my keyword. Then I move the host server to some 3rd world country somewhere...



    will that possibly have any affect on its SERP ranking?
     
  2. shin610

    shin610 Regular Member

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    Sure will affect the speed
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  3. vallento

    vallento Regular Member

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    Then if it affects speed it will for sure affect your ranking in the serps.
     
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  4. Spaceman

    Spaceman Regular Member

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    If you have a .com and want to rank in the UK for example - you are best hosting in the UK. Goog.co.uk will rank your com better if you do this.

    If you have a .com and want to rank in the US - then you are best hosting in the US.
    Goog.com will rank your .com better in the US when you use this.

    If you move your site outside the US - AND the decrease in ranking factor due to this move makes you weaker than your competitor - then you will lose rank. If the move is not enough to damage you enough to make you weaker than your competitor - then you will not lose rank. You will lose strength in other words - but will it be enough to drop you down? That depends on the others beneath you.

    Hope this helps. It is 100% true - I can assure you.

    Spaceman
     
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  5. aznxmtg

    aznxmtg Regular Member

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    I have a website that is hosted in Germany, it ranks very well for other countries. Most of the time, it is ranking at #1 very easily.

    It is harder to rank on .com, but it is possible as I am on first page for most of my terms.