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Wesbites hosted in Asia, Africa, Australia etc
Are these sites treated equaly?

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Msg#: 30107 posted 4:22 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

I read somewhere that even if sites are Englsih language ( the official or one of the official languages for many countries ) that where the sites are hosted can make some difference to rankings?



Msg#: 30107 posted 7:32 pm on Jun 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

do you think of

.country sites

in English / American?

Today, I got a letter from the Central Bank of Nigeria.


I have Nigerian portals in my link collection and are interested in more. They MAY get high rank.

Also read GoogleGuys last post in this



Poor man, rich for the first time in my life.

[edited by: Woz at 5:14 am (utc) on June 25, 2005]
[edit reason] No email excerpts please, see TOS#9 [/edit]


Msg#: 30107 posted 5:11 am on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Are you serious or joking? I can't tell. If you are serious, that's one of those @#$% "419" scams. Started in Nigeria, (but have also been coming out of the Netherlands under the guise of lotteries). So big now that "60 Minutes" picked up on it a few years ago, and about a week or two ago "Dateline NBC" did another story on it.

These parasites caused me so such much trouble I had to block most of the APNIC range from accessing my website, and block them in emails. You DO NOT want "traffic" from these type of "portals" since they are scams.

I'm not sure though what that has to do with Malaytech's post.

(Kgun, you should italicize or something to distinguish your text from other text).

Malaytech, as for your question, sorry but I can't say. I did however notice that while the G update was going on, sites on APNIC seemed to have higher precedence over USA sites. They had replaced me in the G SERP's and had little if anything to do with the search phrases. Currently, I don't see that.

Which DC you use, and your location could also have a lot to do with the G SERP's you see since I believe Google.com can resolve to many different IP's across the world. I always "search for English pages only" when I search.

Edited: Kgun, I see someone edited that email out of your post. For others looking at this thread, the email was one of those Nigeria 419 "Advance fee" fraud emails we've all received far too many times. The banks don't send them, the criminals send them.


Msg#: 30107 posted 3:04 pm on Jun 25, 2005 (gmt 0)


Yes, you are right, it was a sidestep :-)

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