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get listed under google uk
.com was on US server now, UK server and in Dmoz UK
hughie




msg:159779
 5:50 pm on Jul 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

Site of mine was based on a US server and is a .com.

It is now on a UK server, is listed in the regional Dmoz as UK and mentions the UK a bit in the site.

How do i go about getting google to recognise as a UK site or is a waiting game?

cheers,
Hughie

 

dirty_marra




msg:159780
 11:47 am on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

I've been reading a bit about this recently as we are in the same situation (i.e just about to change to UK host.)

As far as I can tell it's just a matter of waiting.

Marra

Ps - Just out of interest how long ago did you transfer and have you seen any change in traffic (either for better or worse)?

Adam_C




msg:159781
 12:58 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

I had this problem with a .info site.

Once I moved to UK servers it was pretty instantaneous.

I don't think the Dmoz listing location will have an impact. But make sure you ask your host where the servers are located.

Shak




msg:159782
 1:02 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

been seeing updates on this kinda thing with 2-3 days

so just wait

shak

black




msg:159783
 1:25 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

is enough to have a .co.uk to appear on google.co.uk?

We've our server farm in USA (for cost reason) so it's a bid hard to have other servers in uk

Thanks

hughie




msg:159784
 2:05 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

i still have other sites on the US server, all .co.uks on it are listed in google UK.

No shift in traffic as yet as it's not getting listed as a UK site. It's been on the new server 3 weeks now and it's hosted in London so no doubts about it's location there.

Looks like i sit tight for.

cheers for the advice
hugh

Dougy




msg:159785
 2:33 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

I changed from a US server to a UK server a few months back so as to appear on the UK SERPs. It only took a matter of days to appear on them.

dirty_marra




msg:159786
 5:59 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Black,

is enough to have a .co.uk to appear on google.co.uk?

In my experience - yes.

We have various sites hosted on a US server. Only the .co.uk's come up in the "pages from the UK" on google.co.uk.

Marra

cbpayne




msg:159787
 10:49 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

It is now on a UK server,

Double check with your host that the server is actually in the UK.

A while back there was a site with a similar problem that I looked into - everything was in the UK. ie TLD and host in the UK. The host assured the webmaster that the servers were in the UK.

When I checked Whois data - the servers for this UK host were actually based in Germany

trimmer80




msg:159788
 4:20 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

this is one aspect i wish google would change.

I am forced to pay outrageous bandwidth fees for any sites geo-targeted at Australia.

US bandwidth is heaps cheaper then Australia's.

hughie




msg:159789
 9:32 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

I used to have some software that located where my server was and drew a nice map of the trace route, can't for the life of me remember what it was.

any suggestions?

ta,
Hugh

curlykarl




msg:159790
 11:34 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

This thing :)

[security.symantec.com...]

hughie




msg:159791
 3:51 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

well, looks like my server is in canada. Bummer!

a search of google.ca (canadian sites only) confirms this.

cheers for all the help.

trimmer80




msg:159792
 8:55 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

hughie,
out of interest is your a domain a .com or a .co.uk?

hughie




msg:159793
 9:18 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

it's a .com

all of the .co.uks on my server are listing on google UK fine.

ta,
hughie

trimmer80




msg:159794
 10:23 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

so you have .co.uk's that are hosted in canada and are still showing in uk only searchers....

i though google descriminated by server location first and foremost?

hughie




msg:159795
 10:21 am on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

I have .co.uks based in canada and on a US server and they all show up fine for google UK.

I have also worked on a lot of .com.au domains. Many of those were based in the US well and all appeared in Aussie Google.

ta,
hugh

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