| 8:17 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
| 8:32 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The site u r talking about hosted on which server. UK or US..? And your other sites are also having the same ext. eg. .co.uk..?
| 8:41 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
You mention about where the servers are located. I don't think this makes a huge differance.
I have a .co.uk site hosted in the US with good UK rankings in google with and without the UK filter.
| 8:42 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
This is probably intentional.
Google are realising that in order to gain credability as a commercial search tool they cannot go around serving up the same result set every time for the same query.
| 8:52 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
dmorison - I would agree accept that for my competitors all seem fine. For instance on a .com search my site appears position 12 for a particular search. On www.google.co.uk with the filter applied it appears in position 18th, below some of the sites I was above on .com?
The site is hosted on a US server but has a .co.uk extension. I have a couple of other sites oin the server which are unaffected.
| 9:05 am on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Hi dawlish ...
|Can anyone offer any advice as it is now beginning to harm my business |
Have a look at this thread. It makes some extremely good points about the risks of betting the farm on free search engine listings ...
| 10:42 pm on Sep 2, 2003 (gmt 0)|
|The site is hosted on a US server but has a .co.uk extension. I have a couple of other sites oin the server which are unaffected. |
Are those other sites also co.uk's? Google is able to do some geographical detection and may score your co.uk worse in UK search because it knows your site is in the US.
| 12:16 pm on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
The site has now been hosted on a UK server for over a month (although I don't think being hosted on a US server was the cause of the odd results), but still no improvement on www.google.co.uk results.
On a www.google.com search the site appears in the first page of results for a number of search terms, however when you search on www.google.co.uk with the UK sites filter applied it appears on page 2 or 3 of the results, and behind many of the sites is is appearing above on www.google.com.
The site is a .co.uk and is aimed at a UK audience so this makes no sense at all. Can anyone offer any further advice or ideas? Is anyone experiencing similar results? Do you think it may be worth contacting google?
| 11:53 pm on Oct 11, 2003 (gmt 0)|
One other thing I've noticed....the site is a pr7 but doesn't get any fresh tags and the cached version of the home page only seems to update about once every 4 weeks.