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get listed under google uk

.com was on US server now, UK server and in Dmoz UK

     
5:50 pm on Jul 4, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Site of mine was based on a US server and is a .com.

It is now on a UK server, is listed in the regional Dmoz as UK and mentions the UK a bit in the site.

How do i go about getting google to recognise as a UK site or is a waiting game?

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11:47 am on July 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I've been reading a bit about this recently as we are in the same situation (i.e just about to change to UK host.)

As far as I can tell it's just a matter of waiting.

Marra

Ps - Just out of interest how long ago did you transfer and have you seen any change in traffic (either for better or worse)?

12:58 pm on July 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I had this problem with a .info site.

Once I moved to UK servers it was pretty instantaneous.

I don't think the Dmoz listing location will have an impact. But make sure you ask your host where the servers are located.

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been seeing updates on this kinda thing with 2-3 days

so just wait

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is enough to have a .co.uk to appear on google.co.uk?

We've our server farm in USA (for cost reason) so it's a bid hard to have other servers in uk

Thanks

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i still have other sites on the US server, all .co.uks on it are listed in google UK.

No shift in traffic as yet as it's not getting listed as a UK site. It's been on the new server 3 weeks now and it's hosted in London so no doubts about it's location there.

Looks like i sit tight for.

cheers for the advice
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I changed from a US server to a UK server a few months back so as to appear on the UK SERPs. It only took a matter of days to appear on them.
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Black,

is enough to have a .co.uk to appear on google.co.uk?

In my experience - yes.

We have various sites hosted on a US server. Only the .co.uk's come up in the "pages from the UK" on google.co.uk.

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It is now on a UK server,

Double check with your host that the server is actually in the UK.

A while back there was a site with a similar problem that I looked into - everything was in the UK. ie TLD and host in the UK. The host assured the webmaster that the servers were in the UK.

When I checked Whois data - the servers for this UK host were actually based in Germany

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this is one aspect i wish google would change.

I am forced to pay outrageous bandwidth fees for any sites geo-targeted at Australia.

US bandwidth is heaps cheaper then Australia's.

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I used to have some software that located where my server was and drew a nice map of the trace route, can't for the life of me remember what it was.

any suggestions?

ta,
Hugh

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This thing :)

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well, looks like my server is in canada. Bummer!

a search of google.ca (canadian sites only) confirms this.

cheers for all the help.

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hughie,
out of interest is your a domain a .com or a .co.uk?
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it's a .com

all of the .co.uks on my server are listing on google UK fine.

ta,
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so you have .co.uk's that are hosted in canada and are still showing in uk only searchers....

i though google descriminated by server location first and foremost?

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I have .co.uks based in canada and on a US server and they all show up fine for google UK.

I have also worked on a lot of .com.au domains. Many of those were based in the US well and all appeared in Aussie Google.

ta,
hugh