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showing website for specific countries

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by Lanx, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Lanx

    Lanx Regular Member

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    lets say i live in the US and i want have a website only show up in the UK, do i then have to have a webhost in the UK? I know it'll show up either way but i want the "chance" to show up more in the UK rather the US so would having a webhost at the country you want your website to show up on SERPs be helpful?
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  2. paullopez

    paullopez Junior Member

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    If you are curious for SERP, then better way register ccTLD domain like co.uk and opt hosting services from any reputable web host either from UK or US.
     
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  3. 009 Sound System

    009 Sound System Newbie

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    Certainly having a webhost in UK would be helpful for your site to show up more in the UK. You can also specify your target audience in Google Webmaster Central.
     
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  4. other_henry

    other_henry Junior Member

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    You can also change content based on the country of the user's IP.

    This isn't perfect but might help you control where your traffic comes from.
     
  5. MDSOperandi

    MDSOperandi Regular Member

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    There is a free GeoLocation database called MaxMind which has the IP ranges for countries throughout the world if you want to go down the above route

    Cheers
    MDS