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IP and SEO question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by monnoname, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. monnoname

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    Hello, I am a newbie and have a question about basic SEO..

    I am in Asia and making niche sites targeting Americans.
    The hosting server is located in USA.

    But is my IP and region related to SEO?

    Your help will be highly appreciated..
     
  2. Cedric Heyward

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    From your question it seems you don't have much experience with SEO.

    In which case, I recommend using Cloudflare to hide your server's IP.
     
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  3. monnoname

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    Thank you for your quick reply.

    Yes, I am just starting out..learning things from here..

    so my ip does affect SEO?
     
  4. Asif WILSON Khan

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    How does that answer OP's question?




    OP, if your site is hosted in the US and you are targeting the US, then you don't have to worry about your local IP with regards to SEO.
    The only people who will know you are based in Asia are your hosts when you log/sign in.
    You could use a proxy or VPN if you wanted to hide your IP.
     
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  5. monnoname

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    oh thanks a lot W130SN!

    Your answer cleared my questions and worries :)
    appreciate!
     
  6. Cedric Heyward

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    CLOUDFLARE is a hybrid DNS/Reverse Proxy/CDN provider.


    IP doesn't directly affect SEO, but do not host all of your sites on the same
    IP.


    But if your content is hosted on a server in a different continent, it will
    introduce the latency of more than 200ms, which will affect site's speed which
    does affect SEO.


    So, I suggested OP to use Cloudflare which will speed up his site, serve his
    content from the closest server in the same continent where OP's visitors are.


    This answers the question which OP is asking for.


    As he is not that well verse with the factors which influence SEO, I offered him
    the shortcut which is to directly implement CF and forget about it for good.
     
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  7. monnoname

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    Either you didn't read the question properly or you didn't understand it yourself.
    CloudFlare is great but it wasn't the answer to OP's question.
     
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    See the reason why OP thanked me, it answers you well.
     
  10. Asif WILSON Khan

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    See where he had to ask the question again @#3 because you didn't answer it?
     
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  11. Content Mario

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    I m recommending for u a hide my ass! it is a ip hider. better u can use that one.
     
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    Content Mario, you did not read the initial question.
     
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    No need to do related to SEO. Here you going to target US people also you done your server on US hosting. Then you dont worry about SEO and search engine. Just get links from US located sites enough.
     
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  14. nigglesmelb

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    My 2 cents:

    * .com is a generic top level domain - Google knows this and doesn't care so much where it's hosted
    * if you use a country specific top level domain, you should probably use hosting in the same country e.g I'm in Australia so if I want to host a .com.au domain I should probably do so from Australia
    * I don't believe the above directly affects SEO for your keyword terms, but it does if local search is important to you
    * Cloudflare is good for speeding things up, but ultimately it's not going to give you an SEO boost except for speed - your A records may be pointing to Cloudflare, but you have MX and C records etc, etc pointing back at your original hosting, plus the real IP of your server if you install Analytics meaning Google knows your true hosting

    Remember that Google is now more primarily about "intent" so where you host a domain is less important unless you're really targeting regional traffic.
     
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  15. monnoname

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    thanks you all helping me with very basic newbie question.
    I should stop worry and start to get to work..
    but still very hard to even start...lol
    too much information here and I am having kinda analysis paralysis..