Domain name & server location problem with Google
What would be the best method for what I'm trying to do?
I have a web site on a USA server using an MSSQL database. This is not a dedicated server, the hosting is shared with other persons. The site is optimized for Google.com and appears in the top search results for its keywords.
The problem is this: I am trying to optimize my site for Google.co.za (South Africa). But because my site's IP address is from the USA, it doesn't get picked up as South African by Google even if the domain name is a .co.za domain name.
What I would like to do is have a seperate web site with my site's South African content hosted on a South African server, but I would still need to use the same database and data as the USA site.
How would I solve this problem? To have the South African site access a USA hosted database may be slow, and I doubt if I will have access to it. But to have two seperate database and synchronize the data is also a big task and I don't know what would be the best method for this. Is there some kind of redirect I can use that won't be penalized as site duplication?
Any ideas or suggestions will be much appreciated.