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Say you live in Germany and target Germans, would you host in the UK?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by RuthSam, May 29, 2015.

  1. RuthSam

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    Say I live in Germany and I'm only targeting Germans for an particular services that only works for Germans. Would you see it to be a problem in regards to SEO that you host your site in the UK?

    Would you get better SEO results if you get hosted in Germany?
     
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    Of course you can, I dont see why not.
     
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  3. RuthSam

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    Because Google may give it more importance if the domain target local and it is hosted local then. Rather than it target local and is hosted outside of the country!
     
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    Where your ip is, it plays only a minor role for your rankings. I wouldn't worry at all.
     
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    It does have an impact, because Google tries to give the most relevant results to each user in each country, and server location in terms of IP address is a factor that Google uses.

    Give this a read: http://builtvisible.com/ip-location-search-results/
     
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    Thank you, always great to have some BHW's that know their stuff :) I had a feeling that it matters where you are hosted.
     
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    I live in Holland and all my servers are in the US/UK never had a problem ranking my Dutch sites, i don;t really think Google looks to the IP first, it can easily recognize languages, just go to your translator and ad some german content in it and let google tell you what language it is.
     
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    No problem as long as you use the German language.

    The problem is a little heavy in the loading server, because the server is remote sites in the country in the heading.

    However, if you use the spec server or hosting large.
    That will not be a problem


    Need help seo?
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    You should also consider that the website will load much faster for your visitors if it's hosted in your country.
    This is because the distance between the user and the server will be much shorter, and the data will have less distance to travel.

    Of course this would be assuming that you got the same level of hosting on both countries. Because if for instance your UK server has a 10GB fiber optic connection, the distance would make almost no difference.

    You can try pinging your the server IP from your location and monitor the reply times.
     
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    Lmao, this guy tries way too hard at this shit and fails fucking miserably, I bet your SEO is top quality stuff dude.

    @OP, It shouldn't be a big problem, but it'd be a plus point if you host it on a local server
     
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    What do you mean?
    I'm just helping
     
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    for ranking and SEO no matter where your server is located, and never was and never be... IMHO that's logic. Same as no matter what .TLD for site is used (as example .de will not have any profits for .com .org etc.. for german google ranking)
    The only difference it will be for your users, usually connection in same country between IPS is better, but, if you site is not a Video Hosting or have some large files, almost nobody will see that difference for simple PHP/HTML pages
     
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    Yes, definitely.
     
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    If you host the site at UJ, a visitor from Germany.

    It will be slower than


    You host the site in Germany, and the German visitors.

    Everybody knows it
     
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    I will not worry at all - But why not pick germany? there is a shitload of good server ficilities.
     
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    The location of the hosting is not so important. The domain extension is a bigger sign for Google that your site is relevant in Germany. But the most important factors are the language and the source of the backlinks (should be German).
     
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    It doesn't make any difference at all in terms of SEO, stop listening to all the people that say otherwise, they have no idea what they are talking about. In terms of speed, if you really do want to host your site on an UK server do so and use CDN to optimize the loading speed significantly.
     
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    ^ Agree with them you can also buy hosting from German website,
     
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    I live in germany and I run several sites here. Let me tell you no matter what people tell you here its always BETTER to host your site here in germany and does have an impact, although it might be small. Can you rank when your hosting isnt located in germany definitly, but why not avoid every issue that could possible make it harder to get very good results. Moreover your backlinkprofile is also a very important factor in regard of ranking in a particular country see majestics info about Regional categorys ;)

    The difference in ranking power for site that I personally encounter was based on server locations on different continents. If you host in europe and want to rank in europe there will be possibly no lack of ranking power
     
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  20. RuthSam

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    Thank you for all the valueable information her. It has been of great help. The client is not located in Germany, it was just an example. I think the point here is if you want to be 100% sure that it has no SEO impact you will want to host in the same country you target. And if you have time and money to test, it will be possible to host outside of your country and you can even be lucky enough that it will rank as good as if it is ranked local.