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local IP hosting important for ranking local sites?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by VinceC, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. VinceC

    VinceC Elite Member

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    anyone with the above experience, pls share, thks.
     
  2. deeznutzca

    deeznutzca Newbie

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    I know I may be the lone wolf on this answer, but I have several customers that are in the in the A-G positions (most in A-C) and they are on shared hosting, and the IP does not translate back here locally. I have another hosting account at HostGator with some customers on it too, and they are ranking that high too, but the IP does not resolve back locally.

    In short, I do not believe that has a lot if anything to do with it...as long as it's not something egregious like a New York based listing being hosted by an IP address that resolves to some island off the Horn of Africa.
     
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  3. criticalmess

    criticalmess Regular Member

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    Same here, I think this factor was once relevant. I think that today it's more important to receive local links & PR
     
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    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    i will suggest you, you can search this keyword "hosting server IP address importance to SEO" in search then you get your answer.
     
  5. pathart

    pathart Senior Member

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    I find you only need an IP related to the country you're targeting, however this is less important if you have a country specific TLD. I was trying to rank a .com site in the UK which was hosted on a US server, when I switched to a UK one ranking increased.

    Some good information; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei_duGzEl94
     
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    Pilot Junior Member

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    Google knows that local companies often host their sites with big name hosts, which will often have IPs based all over the country, so don't worry too much about having IP location-specific hosting.
     
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