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11:46 am on Sep 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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hello every body i am here to ask a question on regional search engines.
I am going to optimize a new domain for the uk search google, yahoo, and msn please tell me how to optimize the site.
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Optimising for UK Search Engines

- if you are not on a .uk domain host in the UK

- carry out standard on page optimisation for key phrases

- get links from UK sites

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I've heard that British spellings are important. I've not seen evidence of it, but it would make sense that it be one of the factors. EN-gb content wouldn't hurt either.

A UK address in the whois is something I've noticed does seem to work, at least it has in the past.

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yes vince and ian both of you are right and have covered mmy question i want to know one thing also that how i make the meta title of the site?
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Does having or not having a UK address in the whois make a difference if you have a .uk site and UK hosting?
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I have, sometimes, seen problems when the whois points to the Ripe db and indicates european, rather than UK IP.
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Yes - you have to be careful that your 'UK' host actually has UK IP addresses.
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Submit you site in uk Directories in your location.
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i have always tried to host .co.uk domains on uk hosts
its more expensive but for the extra it has to be worth it if there is indeed a benefit

would also make sure you have lots of on page content relating to the uk including possible uk related resources and references

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Use "UK" in your meta elements like title, description, and keywords.
Host your site in uk.
Submit your site in regional search engines.

Use all the above tips.

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I am debating whether to move my site from example.com to example.co.uk through a 301 redirect.

I rank reasonably well for all the search terms I want to, but feel I could push it up a notch by a TLD change.

I don't target 'UK' as a keyword but I have noticed a difference in google.co.uk and google.com results for phases like 'widgets in essex'.

Other than ensuring a correct 301 redirect should I be aware of any potential pit falls?

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Paul, you only need to change your domain name from a .com to a .co.uk if you are not using a UK server for your hosting. The latter allows search engines to deciper your site being a UK one.

As mentioned above, it is important to determine whether your UK webhost is indeed hosting your sites in the UK. 1&1 UK, for example, use servers based in Germany.

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After putting "UK" in meta elements start off page optimisation in uk directories with regional links.