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location of the server a factor to local ranking ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Sarseo, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. Sarseo

    Sarseo Regular Member

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    HI Everyone ,

    is the location of the server a factor to local ranking ?
     
  2. godspeed007

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    No, it can't be.
     
  4. mister_digital

    mister_digital Junior Member

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    Nope it's not, most clusters of servers are located in a major regions for logistical purposes... San Fran, New York etc. Google wouldn't expect you to be hosting a server in your bedroom so you can have better rankings.
     
  5. LuckyDeath

    LuckyDeath Newbie

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    Only way it could be ranking factor is page speed. If server is closer to your visitor, site is loaded faster. For that purpose exists something called "CDN".
     
  6. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    It used to be long ago. Not any more.
     
  7. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf Junior Member

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    Maybe it makes a really minor difference, but I'd be more worried about getting links than the server location of my site.
     
  8. jollyman

    jollyman Elite Member

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    Nope, According to Google its irrelevant for SEO. So, You definitely don't need to host your website in any specific geographic location. All you need is reliable server that offer minimal downtime, support user friendly.
     
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    I think yes. But recently i use Google Cloud to say "HEy Google ! I use your tools ! Please be cute with me !"
     
  10. LordCameltoe

    LordCameltoe Regular Member

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    I think the only factor it can influence is how quickly a page can load because server response time is quicker when the server is closer to the user. This may increase user experience and decrease bounce rate (which is a ranking factor).

    However, when it comes to overrall influence for SEO, its very minimal. It doesn't hurt to be close to your target audience, but its not a necessity.
     
  11. SEO Pearl

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    Local hosting plays a very small role in SEO, but in most cases it's irrelevant, So don't worry about the server's location just hosted a website that will give your users fast access to it.