Corinna - 11:43 am on Mar 12, 2013 (gmt 0)
thanks for the reply. I know that it would be best to be hosted in Germany but I have been using the wordpress plugin called transposh and the author is adamant that all the keywords are searchable in all the languages you translate your site to.
I have not had any links from German websites to my site. I did not think I needed to do that. My websites should at least appear the serps without links, probably ranking badly but should rank somewhere.