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SEO - Does it Matter ( US/Can) Server

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by EagleRose, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. EagleRose

    EagleRose Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi There,
    I have a Dedi server, located in Cali at the moment. The server way more than I need right now, so looking to save a few bucks.
    I am looking at Reseller with servers in Canada.

    So, here is the question:
    Will having the server in Canada affect how g00gle indexes the sites that I host. I have sites that I own and and many customer sites. Some of which worked hard on for SEO and have them ranked pretty well.

    I know sometime back, I heard that having an IP was not good for SEO purposes. Don't know if that still applies of never did.

    Your thoughts and opinions are appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. psytrance

    psytrance Power Member

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    I am not sure about that. I wouldnt risk it. If you are going to do it, at least do it with minimum down-time.
     
  3. EagleRose

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    Downtime is not really going to be an issue. The migration can be done with no or very little down time.

    Its the SEO factor that I am worried about.
     
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    Have you thought about using a CDN, where you could hide the Canadian DNS for your sites? And, if you're considering it, I'd test it first with a couple of low value sites.