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    if i host a site off shore (eg: an Australian Site hosted on a US server) will this hurt my SEO ranking?

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    Originally Posted by ZOIK
    if i host a site off shore (eg: an Australian Site hosted on a US server) will this hurt my SEO ranking?

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    Its not quite that simple. Are you targetting Australian traffic or global traffic?
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    Originally Posted by gazzahk
    Its not quite that simple. Are you targetting Australian traffic or global traffic?
    Yes i'm only interested in australia people find it thru google.com.au

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    Originally Posted by ZOIK
    Yes i'm only interested in australia people find it thru google.com.au

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    Then you will loose one source of easy geo relivance for google. This means you will have to use other means to make your site geo relivent. Some other methods include .com.au domain name, set geo target in webmaster tools, Australian street adress on site, lots of links from other Australian sites, the region/country in your title etc.. The size of the geo advantage of server location is discussed much and most seem to think that if you use other geo factors you can compensate for the lost advantage of hosting in country you are targeting.

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