What’s hosting a website got to do with SEO? Quite a lot as it happens
Here’s a quick guide to the different hosting options and how they might affect SEO
Most business owner’s really don’t want to spend that much time thinking about hosting their websites, when there are so many more important things to think about like running the business and making a profit.
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But actually making the right choices about hosting your website can make a big difference to how well the site works and so ultimatly how successfully your business is.
Search engines factor in website speed when placing your site in their results
The reason for this is all to do with how well your website works on the hosting server, and more importantly how fast it delivers your website pages to your visitors, as well as Google and the other search engines.
The truth is search engines, especially Google, now factor in website speed and responsiveness when deciding where to place your site in the results. Hence why the website owner needs to spend a little time considering which is the best host for their website.
What is website hosting?
In very simple terms your website is stored on another computer called a server, which usually lives with many other server computers in a big air conditioned building. Each server is connected to a very fast internet connection, which is how people access your site’s pages.
Below I’m going to outline the different types of hosting solutions I’ve come acoss in my time and the benefits and disavantages in relation to SEO.
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In Part 2, I’ll be looking the other website hosting options for the website owner, and how they work for SEO.
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