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South American Engines

Host in native country for SEO efforts there?



8:50 pm on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hi all - sorry for the post about South American engines in the European forum, but as there is no forum for SA, I figured this would work too.

Fairly simple question - I've seen it posted that to rank in UK engines (and UK versions of the big engines) one should host in the UK as well. I don't know how true this is, but I have the same question, but related to S. American countries, specifically Chile.

Anyone know if sites should be hosted in Chile in order to perform well in the Chilean version of Google and other Chile-specific engines.

Gracias (as it were),



3:02 pm on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A search for Google in Google Chile brings up the Spanish version first (as in the mainland Spain version), but if you select the "pages from Chile" option it brings up the local Chile version first.

This suggests that definitely some sort of geo-targeting is in play and therefore a local host would definitely be an advantage if you want to specifically target the local population.


11:14 am on Mar 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member

As you can see from the activity here, South American engines is a though subject - eg. nobody seems knows much about it. However I dug around the site for a while and the only remotely interesting thread I could find was this:


A general advice would be to host your stuff locally. At least that's the consensus in most European countries and as WebWalla points out, it seems it would be a good idea.

You could maybe try to contact 2_much [webmasterworld.com] as she's in the know about SA. She might be able to help you out, but don't hold your breath ;)


9:01 pm on Apr 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

but as there is no forum for SA

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1:34 pm on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member

Thanks Webwalla, hehe that's what you get for turning your back on this place for a few days ;)

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