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How does Google geographically categorise websites?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by buysellbooth, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. buysellbooth

    buysellbooth Registered Member

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    Hey

    Just a quick question. I am running a UK based commerical website, with a .co.uk but on American hosting. My target audience are purely for the UK and so my organic search traffic should only be coming from Google.co.uk - however, I was told earlier today that by using hosting from outside the UK could reduce my Google rankings?

    Is this true?
     
  2. mrdexter

    mrdexter Junior Member

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    Not true.

    If you want to force Google to treat your .com site as a UK site create a Google Webmaster Tools account and you have an option to specify your target area.

    I never normally bother for .co.uk though, what with it being a UK specific TLD.