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How does Local or International Hosting differ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by hlw777, Oct 4, 2009.

  1. hlw777

    hlw777 Newbie

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    Hi All,

    I really need help. I live in South Africa and would like to get 1st page ranking for a specific keyword in Google South Africa (SA).

    I am going to register a local .co.za domain name here in South Africa and set up a Wordpress blog.

    For SEO/ranking purposes in SA, can I host the site with Hostgator (which is in the US) or must I host the site SA?

    What are your advice to me?

    Thanking you all in advance.:confused:
     
  2. poisonsembrace

    poisonsembrace Registered Member

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    I've read it's better to host locally if you're trying to rank in the google local results, i can't say either way but it does make sense that google would think a locally hosted site is more relevant than one hosted overseas. How much weight this carries i have no clue.
     
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  3. hlw777

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    Tnx poisonembrace