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Should I change host?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by herondon, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. herondon

    herondon Junior Member

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    I am a uk based business, I logged into google and configured my site to reflect this, but my host is based in the US. I have more backlinks, anchor text on page seo etc than my competition and they are still ouranking me. One thing i have noticed though, they have a .co.uk domain (mine is .net), more UK links and their hosting company is based here. Do you guys think this is the key to beating them. I can certainly change my host to the UK. do you think I will see a rise in serps.

    All help will be appreciated.
     
  2. Phil25

    Phil25 Newbie

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    Your IP address makes a big difference in local rankings, but also does the domain name. If they already have the .co.uk, the best thing you can do is to switch to a UK based host and it will make a difference. I have noticed significant improvements in local rankings by changing to a local host alone.