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Is server location SEO critial?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Montgomery76, May 27, 2013.

  1. Montgomery76

    Montgomery76 Registered Member

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    If optimizing for a specific region, does it help (or does it matter) if the server is place in that region. E.g. a websites about london for british people to be hosting in UK? And mabye on servers where other high authority websites are hosted? Does it matter?

    Thankful for any recommendations
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    m.
     
  2. garthor

    garthor Newbie

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    If you are talking about seo-wise, Google claims it helps to rank for a specific country if your website is hosted from that country, ie : Your server is located in UK, this will increase your chances to rank #1 for google.co.uk.
     
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  3. WayneInc

    WayneInc Senior Member

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    For SEO purpose your server must locate the region where you want to rank your site..
     
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  4. Sgt Kraut

    Sgt Kraut Regular Member

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    Interesting idea, but people who use shared hosting would be punished as it's likely to be on the same server with crap sites.
     
  5. Seo-Devil

    Seo-Devil Regular Member

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    it isn't main factor for seo, check any niche and will find on first page from different countries ip's ranking on top
     
  6. Theodore

    Theodore Power Member

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    I wouldn't say its critical, I wouldn't even get a new host unless it was a really competitive niche, then in that case every little advantage helps I guess. What im trying to say is its not really something you need to worry about, there is lots of sites out there rankings top that are not located correctly, I would just spend your time working on other better things :)
     
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    subster Elite Member

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    It's a 0.1% factor. Much more important is to choose the targeted country in your GWT.
     
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  8. LakeForest

    LakeForest Supreme Member

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    You'll see a lot of overseas hosting, wherever you are.

    In the US, a bunch of people host in the UK/DE/NE

    In the UK/DE/NE, a bunch of people host in the US

    For me, the idea with SEO has always been keep things as loose as possible while having a grip on it all
     
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  9. princekoku

    princekoku Newbie

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    Yes this is agree for sure. A year ago I built a site targeted for UK traffic. .co.uk domain and hosting in the UK. I believe all those factors helped the site rank very well on google uk search results.
     
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  10. Montgomery76

    Montgomery76 Registered Member

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    Thank you! What would the No 1 factor be - TLD? Incoming backlinks rating high in that area?
     
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    rans333 Registered Member

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    Yep! From my expirience it sure does. It's important that the server is located where the targeted market is
     
  12. takeachance

    takeachance Power Member

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    That would depend on the niche and the kws you want to rank for, competition etc. tld might give you a push as will high quality links within the niche. did I mention some good 'pillar' content as well? it's a difficult one to answer without more info :)