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Question About Geographic Location and SERPS

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by peter73, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. peter73

    peter73 Regular Member

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    For example, I have a website hosted on US servers but the domain is registered on a company based on Thailand (Hosting and Domain registrar is the same company). For a while I've been enjoying the traffic and high SERPs rank on both Google US and Thailand (verified on my analytics that this is the largest percentage of my visitors) but suddenly, this company is having problems at their end which results to very slow servers and often down times. If I decide to let go of this anchor and just transfer my hosting and domain on Hostgator, what will happen to my rankings from google thailand? Since both hosting and domain will now be from US will I lose my "authority" on the local SERPs (Thailand) because they will not see my website as a local domain anymore?

    To clarify:
    *In Webmaster tools "Geographic Target" is UNCHECKED.
    *I never built any backlinks from local domains
    *My domain is a dotCOM

    Anyone went thru a similar problem like mine? I am losing traffic and money by the minute that my site is offline and I'm sure if this went on for 3 days I will lose all of my rankings...
     
  2. innozemec

    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    i don't think the location of your server matters about your serps. What is a major factor is the speed, and when you are saying your current provider is having issues move the hell out of there asap
     
  3. peter73

    peter73 Regular Member

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    I also think that's correct but in this case, my domain is the one that's registered in my local area even if it's a dotCom domain I believe that it has an effect on the geography of where it is registered hence, google won't be making ranking me very highly on the same country as to where my domain is registered than to where it is hosted.
     
  4. innozemec

    innozemec Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    if your whois info on the domain is from the country You target you are fine. take in mind that G also sees what country are your visitors from and boosts your rankings for your top countries
     
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  5. peter73

    peter73 Regular Member

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    I see. Thanks man