Msg#: 3798122 posted 9:47 am on Dec 2, 2008 (gmt 0)
I have a website that has the extension of .co.uk and I am also based in the uk but my ISP is based in germany.
Will it make a huge difference to google rankings if I was to obtain a new ISP in the UK? I have read on various websites stating that this is the case but I wanted to double check before I make a decision.
Msg#: 3798122 posted 4:44 am on Dec 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
I disagree, I find that Google adheres to ICANN rules more closely than that. If a TLD is from widgetland, it will do well in widgetland but not as well in other countries. ISP plays a much lesser role, if any, in my experience.
Msg#: 3798122 posted 8:45 am on Dec 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
My experience says a .co.uk hosted in the UK, USA or EuropeLand will all do equally well whereas a .com must be hosted in the UK to do as well. This is in spite of Google providing a Geographic signpost.
Msg#: 3798122 posted 4:29 pm on Dec 3, 2008 (gmt 0)
We've got a .com which is getting ranked across a lot of hard phrases - hosted in the UK, does better on google.co.uk than google.com in almost every case - so form my experience the isp has been more important...