Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: IanTurner & engine

Message Too Old, No Replies

UK but German hosted sites showing in Google

Age or Algorithm change?



7:55 am on Jul 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Two of my 'co.uk' sites hosted in Germany have started to show up in the top 10 of google uk and one as no 11 in google.com

They are about 2 years old never been anywhere in Google uk/com before. Anyone else noticed this?


9:24 am on Jul 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

It may just be that you've obtained enough links from UK sites that Google finally recognises your site as being from the UK.

Were you previously appearing in Google.de for searches? Or just not in any of Google's indexes?


10:23 am on Jul 11, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Thanks, I think your right about new links picked up, I just found a few new ones. I noticed it the google directory too. Google must have refreshed there listing from dmoz.

I have never looked at google.de before today so it may have swopped over from google.de to google.co.uk. Today its not in the top 200 for the internal german search and about 50 for the full web search.


11:37 pm on Jul 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

I suspect you use a web host that adds up to 2.

If that is the case then getting UK links is the main reason you will show, along with the fact that your sites are .co.uk.

I would always recommend hosting in the UK for .co.uk domains, especially if your target is indeed the UK.

However, as you have made it whilst being hosted in Deutschland then I would not worry about moving, unless the service is poor.

If you could do with better service then I suggest you ask Rackspace for a quote if you are serious about service, upteime and server speed. (I'm not allied to them in any way).

Good web hosting is very much like a like a luxury car, you don't realise how much better it is than a 'standard' car until you have tried it. If you can afford a decent host in the UK then go for it, you will not regret it.


1:52 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Inbound: Exactly right it does add up to 2.

It is cost that keeps me there, although I do use a couple of UK hosts for individual sites.

With my German hosts as I have unused bandwidth I can just add on more domains at 5 for two years for both .co.uk and .org.uk type sites.


2:01 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

As long as you have a .co.uk hosted with these hosts that add up to two then you seem to appear in Google.co.uk results (with the UK filter etc) - never been a problem for me with Google, Yahoo or MSN. AFAIK.


2:31 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

google.co.uk has failed to list my sites but obviously there could be some other cause. Yahoo and MSN I agree have always found the sites.

Any other one and one users care to comment if Google finds there site(s)?

[edited by: Tidal2 at 2:33 pm (utc) on July 20, 2006]


Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month