Should You Use a Separate IP Address for Each Country-specific Site?

Today Google Webmaster Tools released a video answering this question. For years there have been many discussions and theories on how to set up country-specific sites in regards to IP address and hosting locations. Recently at a conference I heard the exact opposite of the answer that Matt Cutts gives in the following video.

Many believe that the answers Google gives us are inaccurate. After hearing Matt’s response please tell us what you think. What are your experiences with what works and doesn’t work with country specific sites? Do you agree with Matt?

About Melissa Fach

AuthorityLabs Community Jedi - Melissa Fach is the owner of SEOAware, LLC that specializes in consulting and training businesses. She is also the Community Jedi at AuthorityLabs, the Social Community Manager for Pubcon, a past Editor of Search Engine Journal and a big cat volunteer. You can find her on Twitter @SEOAware.

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Gustavo Ampuero

Nice post Melissa. I agree with Matt. The country TLD should do the job by itself. Anyway, It’s way too much hassle to get different ip address or localized hosting locations and being able to manage them efficiently.

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