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We recently had two new websites hosted in the USA instead of SE Asia and both are doing very better than local hosted ones.
Do I need to look more closely than I have at those websites or is it a 'given' that the hosting location is probably making the biggest difference.
Thanks for any help.
As you surmise, URLs & specific hosts are a no-no, and we would prefer if we stay away from metioning industry segments, but location would be quite OK, particularly as it seems to be one criteria used by regional search engines.
If there is not so much activity here it is surely our own fault.
Yes i agree. Regarding hosting, since last five years we are hosting in US for better user experience as in 2002 when we tried to host in India specially in Mumbai (Bombay) it was horrible. Though it opened fast enough from with in India but for all international visitors it was horrible experience. Since than till today we are hosted in Central US and have well all round experience by visitors.
Now to question of SEO effect on it, initially there was few weigh on US only traffic but with in no time all major SEs identified the trend of visitors and we are doing good in Asia as well as in US. This is an aggregated view after five years over all data analysing of about 75 sites we monitor.
Also let me update you, we use different datacenter, we are the hosting company as we have multiple servers and we manage our own.
[edited by: kartiksh at 3:32 pm (utc) on May 26, 2007]
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We're more than happy to have India specific topics here. I do keep an eye on the media and post when I find something interesting, but I'll have to admit that my market expertise lies a bit more to the East. You guys are welcome to keep us posted of developments in the industry and to share your expertise in that market.