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Am I doing this right :)

6:42 pm on Apr 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys... Our site has just opened in UK and I have some questions I really really hope somebody can answer each question..I just want to do it 100% right before we go crazy overhere :)

ok here we go:

1. Our domain name is "word-example.co.uk" and is registret in Denmark (Speednames) does that have bad effect on google.co.uk?

2. Our Servers where all content on "word-example.co.uk" is placed is in Denmark does that have a bad effect on google.co.uk`?

3. I made a subdomain called "uk.word-example.co.uk" and placed that page on a UK based server is it better to optimize that page than "word-example.co.uk" which is placed on danish servers?

4. How long time does it take for google to find my pages - cause when i look at the cache in google i can see the screen dump we had before we opened (just a jpg with "comming soon" and i remembered that it said that google had been around the site 13. march 2006...when I look at it today it says 17. july 2005... isnt wierd, do we do anything wrong?

we ofcourse also have wordexample.co.uk but that page google cant find.
Why is that?

I know its a lot of questions but I hope you can answer my question :(


[edited by: IanTurner at 6:53 pm (utc) on April 12, 2006]

3:37 am on Apr 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld!

I'm guessing that your Danish and targeting the UK market?

Google tends to find pages by visiting them from links on other websites. So one of the best things you can do to increase googlebot scoping you out is to get more links from more websites. This will also help your ranking in search engine results pages (SERPs).

1. Probably not.
2. Possibly.
4. It sometimes take a while for new sites to place well and to get spidered often. Pass the time getting more links from related sites.

7:55 am on Apr 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ok thank you... maybe a couple more can reply to my qestions so that I have a clue of what to do... the problem is that the servers is 10 clustered together so it would be a nightmare to have to host UK in UK?!
6:31 pm on Apr 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Some more answers - I don't think I'll contradict treeline's answers though.

1. Where the domain is registered should not have any bearing on how it performs in google.co.uk - it is a UK domain name and as such should be indexed in pages from the UK.

2. Hosting outside of the UK shouldn't be a problem - there are loads of .co.uk sites performing very well in the rankings that are hosted in the US.

3. I can't see any reason why having a subdomain uk.word-example.co.uk hosted in the UK would be any better - with the recent abuse of canonicals by some, it is more likely that it would perform worse.

4. Google usually takes less than 6 weeks to find new pages and index them - you can check how many pages are in fact indexed from your site by doing the search site:example.com in Google.

The main reason for Google not spidering a site and refreshing its content is lack of good inbound links to the site.

It is possible however that if you have exactly duplicate content on word-example.co.uk as on word-example.com, that word-example.co.uk may be being ignored as being duplicate content. (The same thing may also be the cause of wordexample.co.uk's lack of appearance in the listings.) espcially if word-example.com is the older domain.