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    SEO Hosting - Routing IPs - Is it real?

    Hello,

    I just registered to the forum to ask a question. I have recently purchased an SEO Hosting Package.

    The owner of the service, promised that I can purchase IPs from several countries (including Germany and France).

    The IPs have been purchased, and the hosting has been setup and now when checking the IPs they resolve to Sweden instead of Germany or France.

    Please check this IP Address: 83.140.244.198

    Country Sweden Sweden
    Country Code SE
    Region Stockholms Lan
    City Stockholm
    Latitude 59.3333
    Longitude 18.05

    The host claims that the IP resolves to Germany according to: Ripe.net

    Can someone please help me. Is this a bad hosting choice? Or does the IP in fact resolve to Germany?

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    Well its defiantly Sweden if you go by ripe and the other tools I just checked on.
    Looks like time to ask for a refund or just a re-IP, and proof of the routing if that's what your paying for.
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    You'll need to set up hosting at the same datacenter as the one that sold you the IPs (generally speaking)

    BTW, IP address does not affect seo

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    It shows that it is from Sweden on the RIPE site also -

    http://www.db.ripe.net/whois?form_ty...&submit=Search

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    Wow..

    Well this is terrible from what I see here. So any other suggestions? What should I tell the host? Why would they do such a thing?

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    Visual trace route tools claim this is in Germany. You need to keep in mind a GEO ip tools are based on the IP owners location not the actual physical location of the IP.
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    Looks like I accidentally overlooked the details if you look on the RIPE link I provided you with it shows ' country: DE '

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    You need to keep in mind a GEO ip tools are based on the IP owners location not the actual physical location of the IP.
    The question is, which bit of info does Google or other search engines use to establish "location". Something tells me that they are not very likely to run a traceroute and analyze it.

    Visual trace route tools claim this is in Germany.
    Not the ones I tried. They all point to Sweden. But I'd be interested to check out the tool you tried.

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    traceroute goes to Rix Telecom in Sweden.

    Definitely nowhere near Germany

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    I think that is what the host is offering, is hosting in a certain location but the geographical IP is from Germany however hosting in Sweden.

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    Its defiantly Sweden

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    Yes but the IP is Germany based which is what the host is offer. A German IP but it is hosted on a Swedish server.

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    Think it is Sweden.

    Did you say you've got SEO hosting? What's the connection with SEO in your hosting package?

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