will canadian IP adress affect search engine rankings?
Basically I am considering a server from Iweb wich is based in Canada.
My question is about search engines especially google. My site will be targeting US visitors and I am in the US. When google and other search engines see that my IP address is in Canada will it have any affect on search engine ranking for the regular us google.com? I don't care much about rankings on google.ca since my visitors will mainly be in the USA. anybody have any insite on this? I also want to mention my domain name will be a .com domain thanks
Google Webmaster Central now allows webmasters to associate a site with a country. If no country is specified Google does not rely only on on the IP to set the site country but also on the Top Level Domain (.ca, .us, etc.) and the addresses it finds in your site content. Using a .com or .us domain and associating your site with the USA in Google Webmaster Central should allow you to rank as a US site in Google while your server is hosted at iWeb.