| 5:24 pm on Dec 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
To do best in the UK, you need EITHER a UK TLD (.co.uk etc), or a UK web host; you don't require both.
From there on, it's all down to content, links and the boring stuff :)
| 8:36 pm on Dec 2, 2008 (gmt 0)|
Thanks Quadrille....much appreciated.
| 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.
| 7:42 am on Dec 3, 2008 (gmt 0)|
what if you use both? .co.uk & uk host would that improve your chances of better rankings
| 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.
| 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...
| 11:14 am on Dec 11, 2008 (gmt 0)|
If you have a .com you can set from Google Webmaster Tools geolocalizations not only for the website but also for subdomains and/or folders.