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Local SEO citations: does the IP address matter?

Discussion in 'Offline Marketing' started by juniorboy, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. juniorboy

    juniorboy Newbie

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    Hey guys,


    Quick question: I currently own a business in Ohio and would like to start really ranking for local SEO. As such, I am considering hiring someone/a company to do all my citations for me. They are located outside the US and thus I wanted to know if it would look suspicious to Google/if I would get flagged/if it is a bad idea for me to hire them to do all my citations for me (over 100) since their IP address would be an international one/not located in Ohio.


    Any advice would be appreciated.


    Thanks,
     
  2. brkseven

    brkseven Regular Member

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    Google can't possibly know about the IP of origin of a citation on a third party website. If it's done on a Google owned or controlled website, then it might be different.
     
  3. rmv001

    rmv001 Junior Member

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    Yes IP address matters a lot. My traffic doubled when I switched from offshore hosting to a local one. So answer is Yes Yes Yes.
     
  4. ventr

    ventr Newbie

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    Hosting and Ip of comments are two different things. Hosting may be in US - cause it offers less delay and more speed to US users. As for citations - do not care about it, it's meaningless and almost untraceable who did the citation - unless it's Google site or on Google's hosting.
     
  5. SolitonIM

    SolitonIM Newbie

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    As brkseven and ventr said, IP of comments doesn't matter since no one will know them but you and the comment posters themselves.
     
  6. maxrezn

    maxrezn Newbie

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    You're good to go. Just make sure that the citations are exactly the same across the board