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If i host my website in the UK would the ranking "the web" translate to the same ranking on UK pages. im competeing with the same websites on both sides.
I already have my domain.co.uk. but too new to be able to rank. Would like to hear opinion if its adviceable to change hosting to the UK.
If you compare the current 'uk search' with the current 'web search', see where competitor sites already hosted in the uk fall, and that will give you a clue. But you won't know for sure until it happens.
Whether it's a good idea depends on your site, your niche, and your target audience - plus your opinion on what proportion of the UK market uses 'uk search' rather than 'web search' - depending on niche, but for most cases, probably not many.
I have a bunch of dot coms on US servers, and I'm happy with the US/UK balance; on sites I want to direct to the UK, I use .co.uk, and keep the (cheaper and more reliable) US hosting.
Your mileage may vary; there's plenty of variables to consider!
[edited by: encyclo at 12:58 am (utc) on June 25, 2007]
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