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Changes in geo targeting?
Has any one seen changes related to foreign domains on google.com?

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Msg#: 31544 posted 11:23 pm on Oct 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

I don't know if ths has to do with geo targeting but thought it was interested that on my main, nonprofit, keyword there were two sites that were doing well, www.mydomain.org and www.mydomain.it, one is in English the other in Italian, same subject but not the same content. The keyword is the same in both languages.

Then on 15 September the .it one nose-dived into the hundreds. It was the only foreign, non-english, site that was showing up towards the top of the SERPs on google.com for that particular keyword. When searching on Google.it it is still #1.

Has any one else observed foreign sites taking a toll in the .com version of Google?



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Msg#: 31544 posted 5:07 pm on Oct 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Where are they hosted? was the location of the hosting changed recently?


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Msg#: 31544 posted 3:06 am on Oct 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

No it has not changed location recently. It is still in the same location it has been for several years.
They are both hosted in the USA, and on different servers.


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Msg#: 31544 posted 4:44 am on Oct 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Okay - not having the exact same issue, but GEO related.

Google has been delivering me local results today, while I was tried to search non-regional keywords.

What I have found:
The terms searched had nothing to do with my region, and local results where only the top three positions. Content was most often unrelated, with maybe only a phrase in a paragraph about the keyword searched.

Frustrated, I switched to proxy I was able to return much different and more pure results.

I should have come here earlier today, but I went looking around for other tips on changes in GEO targeted results. Found nothing about an update.

Anyone seeing this?
I could not recreate this using a proxy from another region.


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Msg#: 31544 posted 4:41 am on Oct 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Have any of the europeans seen any difference in their results since September?

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