Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by pogosa, Sep 29, 2011.
Does server location affect the SERPS?
Response time definitely does if it's slower than average. So at least that way, yes. Other than that, in my experience, no.. Google does not put a lot of weight on this factor.
Based on my experience they actually do. I had some sites that were hosted on PH hosting companies and they did better with .com.ph than they did for google.com
That could be for a lot of other reasons, though.
while there are hundreds of other factors, generally the location helps. Again this is based on experience, the same reason explains why a .ca domain will not be doing as good as a .ph or .com.ph domain on google.com.ph
Generally it's worth hosting in the same country as the majority of your traffic. This will ensure better loading times for most users. But the power of the server and their direct connection are the biggest factors on speed.
The only difference I've experienced with rankings is setting the GEO in Google Webmaster tools. But I only do this on some KEY domains - as I don't want Google to know all my business obviously... ;-)
Yes it does make a difference, always try and host in the country you are aiming at the serps for...once hosted sites in canada and that was a big mistake lol...did wonderfully in canadian serps though...
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