Hi I have a .co.uk url hosted by an American server. My site is aimed exclusivly at the UK market. Could anyone tell me if the server location will affect my sites ranking on UK Google search results? Hope this makes sense Cheers
I'm just about to host my UK site abroad as well - but am going with a UK DNS host, which is just going to point to host server (abroad somewhere!). Although I should still come in UK searches (have a .co.uk name) with a UK IP address it should be doubly safe...
Msg#: 1325 posted 11:03 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)
a friend of mine within a similar sector has his site hosted in the US his site ranks well on .com but is nowhere to be found on .co.uk. He has similar link count and optimisation as mine so I'd say it does make a difference if you want it to rank well on .co.uk you need it hosted on this side of pond
Msg#: 1325 posted 11:32 am on May 12, 2005 (gmt 0)
We've discussed this topic so many times. It always points back to ensuring your IP (where the site is hosted) is seen as a UK IP if you want to appear in the UK serps. There are a few minor exceptions and the system the search engines use is not fooproof.