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bubster119




msg:3366739
 8:32 pm on Jun 13, 2007 (gmt 0)

I'm a freelance designer and own a .tv domain name hosted with mediatemple in the US but my client base is currently here in the UK.

I've just submitted my site to google and yahoo and have noticed that my site is only indexed on the international search and not the UK!

I'm sure I'm not the only one here- but I want my site to be indexed primarily in the UK but also internationally for future projects.

I could register a .co.uk domain (although i imagine this might get sloppy), but I'd prefer to keep my current hosting.

If anyone has any advice or links to stuff on this forum (although I did search ;)) I'd appreciate it.

Cheers

 

engine




msg:3367280
 10:55 am on Jun 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Hi bubster119,

The problem may be as simple that the IP of the host suggests to the search services you are an international site, and not a UK site.

A UK IP should solve that issue.

bubster119




msg:3367475
 2:18 pm on Jun 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks engine, is a change of IP something you can just request from the host generally?

engine




msg:3367525
 2:56 pm on Jun 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sadly, no, it's not going to be that simple.

The easiest solution is to move the site to a UK host. Note, please make sure it IS a UK host, and not one that is a UK company with servers somewhere else in the world.

A .co.uk will help, but you need to ensure against duplicate content issues.

bubster119




msg:3367535
 3:03 pm on Jun 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

cheers!

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