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SEO and hosting/server location

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by blueakoi, Feb 14, 2015.

  1. blueakoi

    blueakoi Junior Member

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    Hello guys, good day. I know most of you already know what is my question.

    So my question is, does server/hosting location affect SEO ranking?

    i.e. : I want to rank in US but my server is at UK or DE..
    The reason to choose outside US server because it ignores DMCA :)
     
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  2. diesel1

    diesel1 Senior Member

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    No, I do not think so

    Your domain TLD will have an affect but not the server/hosting location


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    There could be something with the speed. For one of our projects we target the EU and hosted in the US, after the the move of the hosting to the EU it seems there was an slight increase in ranking..
     
  4. blueakoi

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    I've done a little bit browsing to my competitor and keyword, and only 3% of them are hosted outside US ..
    thats why i'm curious...


    how fast does the ranking increase slightly?
     
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    samarcanda Junior Member

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    because the loading speed of the website decrease...
     
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    Jobdollarr Supreme Member

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    In my opinion, if you are a visitor from America, you choose the server that is located in United States.

    So visitors faster to receive data when you enter your
     
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    Exactly!But you also can choose servers from Canada it will be good too.