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The problem is that the site is 100% USA targeted with the USA business address and phone number listed on almost every main page but the site does not do well on google.com but is in the top of the searches on google.ca - has anyone else had this type of problem and if so how long does it take for google to update the server location info so the site gets off of the google.ca searches.
Also does a usa based .com get a boost in the rankings on google.com? I never see a .ca site rank high in the searches there but every now and then a .co.uk slips in -- any thoughts?
Now, on google.com and other countries my position has gone off for all but some very specific terms to 50+ from top positions. in google.ca the same searches are quite better, while in my local country are much better yet but worse than before dec 15. I think google not so long ago changed the way it wheights the country relevance.
I think they use a CountryRank along with the page rank based on the domain location of links. But also .com registered address, and as you say IP of hosting may be an issue now. I would like to stay in my current host, but if that makes google think it is canadian related I would have to switch.
Would be nice if someone from google can carify the hosting relevance, in order to avoid intl hosting companies afraid of loosing customers.
I have been waiting for 6 month's with no change and am not sure if I should just wait it out or if there is something else I must do.