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Does hosting location matter for Google SERPs?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by smartvader, Apr 15, 2012.

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    Here is my situation. I live in Ukraine (Eastern Europe) and plan to create a website targeted for foreigners coming to Ukraine from Western Europe. I'm considering GoDaddy (USA) as a hosting company (cheaper etc.).
    Can anyone tell me if location of hosting matters for Google search engine results? In other words if I choose local (Ukrainian) hosting company will Google place my website higher in search results for particular keywords? Or location of hosting doesn't matte

    I'm aware about other ranking criteria, my question is only about location of hosting company.

    My second small question is pretty much more the same: if I have a local website targeted for local customers. Do I need to choose local hosting company to be placed higher for particular keywords?

    Please share your opinions.
     
    smartvader, Apr 15, 2012 IP
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  3. Johnson Paul

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    Yes the hosting location matters in SEO, having a bad neighborhood in the hosted IP address will affect the ranking.
     
    Johnson Paul, Apr 15, 2012 IP
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    If it's a factor it's a minuscule one. Site speed is more important than server location IMHO.
     
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    yes, hosting server matters in seo. You can also register multiple hosting accounts and pay that way and those servers located in different parts of the usa or whatever country.
     
    andersonsjohn, Apr 15, 2012 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    Domain extension is more important. If you have ccTLD you can have US hosting and rank just fine.
     
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    It appears that this is a factor now with serps. Hosting a UK based site in the UK is meant to help with with organic seo rankings although proof of this is currently not really available.
     
    jrevell, Apr 17, 2012 IP
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    HostGator or godaddy? So far HostGator seems to have better customer service? Any opinions?
     
    KaneSEO, Apr 17, 2012 IP
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    I agree that site loading time is more important than hosting location. Godaddy will not hurt your rankings in google.
     
    innovatorbynight, Apr 17, 2012 IP
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    Yeah hosting location matters a lot in google ranking.
     
    maria.lisa222, Apr 18, 2012 IP
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    Many thanks for answers. Now I know where to choose hosting.
     
    smartvader, Apr 18, 2012 IP