| 12:10 pm on Sep 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Optimising for UK Search Engines
- if you are not on a .uk domain host in the UK
- carry out standard on page optimisation for key phrases
- get links from UK sites
| 12:13 pm on Sep 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I've heard that British spellings are important. I've not seen evidence of it, but it would make sense that it be one of the factors. EN-gb content wouldn't hurt either.
A UK address in the whois is something I've noticed does seem to work, at least it has in the past.
| 12:22 pm on Sep 12, 2007 (gmt 0)|
yes vince and ian both of you are right and have covered mmy question i want to know one thing also that how i make the meta title of the site?
| 5:27 am on Sep 18, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Does having or not having a UK address in the whois make a difference if you have a .uk site and UK hosting?
| 3:07 pm on Sep 21, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I have, sometimes, seen problems when the whois points to the Ripe db and indicates european, rather than UK IP.
| 3:09 pm on Sep 21, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Yes - you have to be careful that your 'UK' host actually has UK IP addresses.
| 8:18 am on Oct 30, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Submit you site in uk Directories in your location.
| 5:57 pm on Nov 1, 2007 (gmt 0)|
i have always tried to host .co.uk domains on uk hosts
its more expensive but for the extra it has to be worth it if there is indeed a benefit
would also make sure you have lots of on page content relating to the uk including possible uk related resources and references
| 11:06 am on Nov 2, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Use "UK" in your meta elements like title, description, and keywords.
Host your site in uk.
Submit your site in regional search engines.
Use all the above tips.
| 12:10 am on Dec 5, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I am debating whether to move my site from example.com to example.co.uk through a 301 redirect.
I rank reasonably well for all the search terms I want to, but feel I could push it up a notch by a TLD change.
I don't target 'UK' as a keyword but I have noticed a difference in google.co.uk and google.com results for phases like 'widgets in essex'.
Other than ensuring a correct 301 redirect should I be aware of any potential pit falls?
| 11:22 pm on Dec 8, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Paul, you only need to change your domain name from a .com to a .co.uk if you are not using a UK server for your hosting. The latter allows search engines to deciper your site being a UK one.
As mentioned above, it is important to determine whether your UK webhost is indeed hosting your sites in the UK. 1&1 UK, for example, use servers based in Germany.
| 11:43 am on Dec 11, 2007 (gmt 0)|
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3:07 pm on Dec. 14, 2007 (utc 0)
| 7:39 am on Dec 29, 2007 (gmt 0)|
After putting "UK" in meta elements start off page optimisation in uk directories with regional links.