| 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.
Ps - Just out of interest how long ago did you transfer and have you seen any change in traffic (either for better or worse)?
| 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.
| 1:02 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)|
been seeing updates on this kinda thing with 2-3 days
so just wait
| 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
| 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
| 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.
| 5:59 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)|
|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.
| 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
| 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.
| 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.
| 11:34 am on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)|
This thing :)
| 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.
| 8:55 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)|
out of interest is your a domain a .com or a .co.uk?
| 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.
| 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?
| 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.