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the location of your server's IP is important from what I understand, in that a server in Germany with a web site targetted at a German audience will be given higher weighting by the search engines compared to servers located in other countries.
Are there services out there that allow me to host my sites on my server in the UK, for example, but assign them a German IP address, while registering a .de domain name?
[edited by: phranque at 9:20 am (utc) on Oct. 4, 2008]
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I think it makes a difference only in this case:
When a user in Germany makes a search (in Google for example) and chooses "Seiten aus Deutschland" (pages from Germany) your site's hosting IP must be in Germany to appear in the search result.