homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.237.54.83
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: Robert Charlton & aakk9999 & brotherhood of lan & goodroi

Google SEO News and Discussion Forum

    
Different Results for Google.com and Google.co.uk
and all other regionals
Newman




msg:762943
 5:43 pm on Apr 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

I noticed since Sunday different results for different regionals.

I think this is a bad sign...

 

DerekH




msg:762944
 1:29 pm on Apr 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

You *think* it is a bad sign?

I think you need to say a bit more than that if you want to start a lively thread of discussion!

Tell us more, or most of us won't reply, and those that do will say, as I'm about to, "I don't think it's a bad sign at all", leaving you none the wiser <grin>

DerekH

swones




msg:762945
 1:42 pm on Apr 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

I have seen this on .co.uk too, I thought for a moment that there had been an update but all the other data centres show the same as .com for me.

Simon.

Alleks




msg:762946
 1:57 pm on Apr 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am also seeing some signs of update.
From work I see one results on google.com (with my site in Top10) and when I'm back to home it shows me other results (without my site). Probable it's an update is going on there and soon serps should be same on all google domains and datacenters.

Nikke




msg:762947
 12:02 am on Apr 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

There are clearly regional differences, and has been for quite long now.

I think (!) Google base these regional results on some kind of local PageRank. In my experience a site that only has links from sites hosted within one country will have much better SERP positions for that country's local Google site.

For a site published in Finnish, hosted in Finland and heavily linked from other Finnish sites this would be great. At least if the target audience are Finns using google.fi. This site will rank better in SERPs even for words used in other languages.

However, for a site targeting Americans, published in English, hosted in Finland, struggeling for links but mainly linked from other Finnish sites it, as you say, bad. What good is it to rank good on Google.fi when your visitors search from other Google sites?

The same difference clearly exists for UK sites.

My advice is. Get links from sites situated in the country where your potential customers are, and if you target a small language. Host your site locally and don't even bother looking for links from other countries.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google SEO News and Discussion
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved