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Can't find my site on google.com but it's there on google.de
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maxidrom11




msg:169509
 3:55 am on Sep 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

It's shoking to me right now but the fact.
I cant find my web site in the top listings in the google.com (it's indexed but not in top listings), and my site is on the 6th position in the google.de.
Do you guys have an explanation for this enent?

 

giggle




msg:169510
 4:27 am on Sep 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have a similar situation between G.com and G.co.uk.

I put it down to there being more competition on the G.com site compared to the G.co.uk UK targeted web sites.

doc_z




msg:169511
 7:33 am on Sep 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

maxidrom11,

I think you'll find the explanation here:
Ranking based on language settings
[webmasterworld.com]One search, but different results [webmasterworld.com]

Skier




msg:169512
 4:18 pm on Sep 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

After watching my rank drop, I was about to start tinkering with some on-page elements to try to improve things.

Then I remembered that I get Google.ca as a default.

Checking on Google.com, I was relieved to see that my position was actually very good there. In fact the US version gives me a high position for many keywords that don't work on the .ca version. The US Google appears to be more "creative" in its interpretation of the search words and the results words. It seems to search my content text rather than simply matching words in the title or headers.

As of Sept 03, I am seeing a different (and better) selection of results on the US version for a variety of searches in my category. Google.ca continues to show the messy results we have been getting for the past months.

Is Google.com the development site? Will they roll this out to the other country/language Googles? Can we look to Google.com for an indication of what is to come on the others soon?

maxidrom11




msg:169513
 12:23 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

I have nothing to do with google.de... why I get better result for my keywords on it rather than google.com
Any words of wisdom?

heini




msg:169514
 12:32 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

Where's your site hosted, what's the TLD?

RonPK




msg:169515
 7:25 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

I'm getting these results, searching with 'search the web' on the non-.com-googles:

results #A #B google
18,700 1 3 .de, .co.uk, .co.au, .com.ar, .com.mx
18,700 3 1 .ca
26,800 3 1 .com
#A: ranking of a .net site
#B: ranking of a .com site

It leaves me confused.

doc_z




msg:169516
 7:35 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

maxidrom11,

it's probably caused by the different language settings (hl=de for goolge.de, hl=en for google.com). There are numerous threads about geotargeting.

It could also be caused by accessing to different data centres.

maxidrom11




msg:169517
 12:01 am on Sep 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

my site is hosted at 207.44.156.49
what is TDL

xlcus




msg:169518
 8:52 am on Sep 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

TLD = Top Level Domain

e.g. com, net, org, uk, de

UK_Web_Guy




msg:169519
 9:03 am on Sep 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

No

This is a problem that I have posted about before - I have even sent a spam report to GoogleGuy with an example.

You do a search on google.co.uk filtered to UK only.

Site ranks fine - then remove the UK only filter - I would expect the top 5 sites of a UK only search to be the first UK results on an unfiltered search - mixed in with the rest of the world results obviously.

This is the case apart from the site in question - it is nowhere to be found, all of the other UK sites are.

I do not beleive this is due to any locational issues - doesn't make sense - I believe there is still a bug somewhere that is causing this.

maxidrom11




msg:169520
 6:01 am on Sep 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

my site is hosted at 207.44.156.49
TDL: .com
I have relation only to Russian language and do not deal with co.uk either.

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