Do they look at the whois data or do they rely on the crawler?
So the first thing that you need to know is that whois data is not generally available, even if you were a registrar. And whois data can vary from country code TLD. It is when did Google first see a website or when did google first crawl it. So there are a lot of ways you can think about the age of a domain. A good way to think about it is often the vast majority of the time, Google will have coverage for when it first crawled a domain or when Google first saw a link to a domain, and that’s going to be a lot more useful data than, perhaps whois data that you might not be able to get for every single domain.
Also, the difference between a domain that’s six months old versus one year old is really not that big at all. The fact is it’s mostly the quality of your content and the sort of links that you get as a result of the quality of your content that determine how well you’re going to rank in the search engines.
Geographic Location of the web hosting server has any significant ranking factors for SEO?
Yes, it does. Because, Google look at the IP address of your Web server. So if your Web server is based in USA, Google is more likely to think that it’s useful for USA users. That’s not the only country Google is going to return you for and it also look at the TLDs, so Domain name extensions like .in, .at, .de, .fr, all those sorts of things.
You can also specify the Target country in Google’s Search Console ‘International Targeting’ feature. If you are targeting Globally, you can choose the option called ‘unlisted’. So I would absolutely recommend that you use those tools. You know, if you find a great deal in a particular country and you really want to stay in that country with your Web server, that’s fine.
Why the number of pages indexed on Search Console different than what appears on google site search?
Depending on where you look, you might see different numbers for your site’s count of indexed pages.
Which one is the right number, and which one should you use?
Can a website compete for high rankings using only white hat techniques?
First of all, you always want to be making a white hat website, something that stand the test of time.