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disappointed
to notice no activity here since long.. . ..
kartiksh




msg:3350402
 4:37 am on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

And off course disappointed to note in Asia-Pacific, India is not anywhere above golden thread.

 

asiaseo




msg:3350411
 5:17 am on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

We are in South East Asia and we have serious things to discuss relating to search issues, so let's bring up these subjects.
If there is not so much activity here it is surely our own fault. I am going to ask about hosting location and effect on SERPS.
So please join in and I am sure Woz, Bill and the others can give us the benefit of their experience.

Woz




msg:3350418
 5:38 am on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hehe, sorry kartiksh, it on the list of things to do, I'll see about moving it up the priotity list a little. No promises though. ;)

Onya
Woz

asiaseo




msg:3350429
 6:17 am on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Woz, I have been trying to draft a message about hosting location and effects on SERPS but finding it difficult without mentioning more details. I know we cannot mention url or name, I do not need to, but can I mention location and type of industry?

We recently had two new websites hosted in the USA instead of SE Asia and both are doing very better than local hosted ones.
Do I need to look more closely than I have at those websites or is it a 'given' that the hosting location is probably making the biggest difference.

Thanks for any help.

Woz




msg:3350433
 6:24 am on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sounds like a good topic asiaseo. We have had a few threads on hosting location, particularly in relation to China. They are mentioned in the Golden Threads and might be a useful guide for you regarding content.

As you surmise, URLs & specific hosts are a no-no, and we would prefer if we stay away from metioning industry segments, but location would be quite OK, particularly as it seems to be one criteria used by regional search engines.

Onya
Woz

DamonHD




msg:3350468
 9:10 am on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

I would be quote interested to know how 'close' a server has to be to the user to get priority in G (or Y! or M$) serach results, eg same country, oe same 'region' by language or Net connectivity?

Rgds

Damon

kartiksh




msg:3350618
 3:12 pm on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

If there is not so much activity here it is surely our own fault.

Yes i agree. Regarding hosting, since last five years we are hosting in US for better user experience as in 2002 when we tried to host in India specially in Mumbai (Bombay) it was horrible. Though it opened fast enough from with in India but for all international visitors it was horrible experience. Since than till today we are hosted in Central US and have well all round experience by visitors.

Now to question of SEO effect on it, initially there was few weigh on US only traffic but with in no time all major SEs identified the trend of visitors and we are doing good in Asia as well as in US. This is an aggregated view after five years over all data analysing of about 75 sites we monitor.

DamonHD




msg:3350627
 3:25 pm on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

I have hosting in various places including the US and Mumbai. I see very good connectivity from me in the UK to the Mumbai server, so maybe you just need to change your hosting company!

Rgds

Damon

kartiksh




msg:3350628
 3:29 pm on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for input. it was in 2002 as i mentioned. Things have changed since but we still prefer to host in US due to bandwidth it has. Have you checked what bandwidth you have at datacenter in Mumbai?

Also let me update you, we use different datacenter, we are the hosting company as we have multiple servers and we manage our own.

[edited by: kartiksh at 3:32 pm (utc) on May 26, 2007]

kartiksh




msg:3350629
 3:29 pm on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Woz

hope following may help you ;-)

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asiaseo




msg:3350823
 9:13 pm on May 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks, I am going to start a thread relating to language script, I hope I am not duplicating.

bill




msg:3351456
 1:53 am on May 28, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm a little late to this thread. I took a few of the thread suggestions and added them to our Golden Threads [webmasterworld.com]. The key here is to put some quality, informative threads in there. I really wish there were some more in-depth India and Western Asia specific threads we could put in there. We're open to suggestions.

We're more than happy to have India specific topics here. I do keep an eye on the media and post when I find something interesting, but I'll have to admit that my market expertise lies a bit more to the East. You guys are welcome to keep us posted of developments in the industry and to share your expertise in that market.

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