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11:05 am on Aug 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I've finished a site, and it looks like the majority of visitors who would find it useful is from the US.

For SEO, is it important to have your website hosted in the particular country you expect the most visitors from? Would a company like GoDaddy be o.k? I'm currently in Australia.

4:01 pm on Aug 1, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I can't tell you about your seo question, but i can tell you STAY AWAY From GODADDY.com they are like economy hosting and you really get what you pay for.

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8:25 pm on Aug 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hmm they also blocked google bot and caused many problems.

Back to your question, this has been asked before, it really doesnt matter as long as teh host is reliable

4:10 am on Aug 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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If you take non-dedicated hosting, one of the cheap ones out there, try to ensure they don't host other google banned sites on the same network. Bad neighborhoods are bad indeed.
3:49 am on Aug 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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hmm that doesnt sound good, I use godaddy I hope they are not blockin the bots
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I think it happened once the uproar (I hope) was enough to stop them doing it again.
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..try to ensure they don't host other google banned sites on the same network. Bad neighborhoods are bad indeed.

How do I know if the host blocks the Google bot or host bad sites? Is there a way to check this?

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pigsinpink said: How do I know if the host blocks the Google bot or host bad sites? Is there a way to check this?

That's a good question.

I don't know that it is possible to know, in advance, if a particular host is allowing "bad guys" to "move into the neighborhood", so to speak. But you might be able to help yourself by going with one of the bigger hosts, some outfit with an established and positive reputation.

In other words, this would probably not be a situation in which to skimp on the hosting costs. Don't simply go with whoever is cheapest, and then expect to find yourself in the best company.

Just my opinion, of course; I could be wrong....

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6:07 am on Aug 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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so far my experience with godaddy is good (for domain registration) but there are some great companies besides godaddy whom I'll be working with in future.
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Yes,

Its definitely a case which helps you get good ranking.

There are two things to keep in mind.
1) host should be of the same country and/or
2) domain should be of the same country
for e.g.
if you are targeting uk, the domain should go companyname.co.uk or it can be any domain but hosted in UK.

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my target market is US but I am using godaddy for registering domains. how you would comment on this?

Thanks.

1:05 pm on Sept 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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With all said and done.
How does one really get a good host and who are those topping in terms of reliability and cost effectiveness.
short names will do.
5:57 pm on Sept 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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my target market is US but I am using godaddy for registering domains. how you would comment on this?

Your registrar is irrelevant for SEO.

How does one really get a good host and who are those topping in terms of reliability and cost effectiveness.
short names will do.

We aren't allowed to name names here. There is a "hosting" forum for supporters, though, where you can.

 

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