Does My Web Server Location Affect My Ranking In Search Engines?


We have seen some huge web page ranking increases from search engines that are using a server located in the same city as your business.

For example, if you have a vacation rental in San Francisco, CA it would be ideal to also have your server located in San Francisco.

How Do I Find Out Where My Server Is Located?

Go to the following website and type in your domain name:

As an example, when I type in I get an IP address of

Then use the geo locater tool located here:, to determine where your server is located.

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My site targets california but my host is in texas. I didn’t really see any logical reason why it would matter but did some quick research and it seems like the answer is Yes, the region specific host seems to make a difference. Ughh…

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