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How does each engine decide whether in UK results?
hosting .com in US but need UK inclusion
mancunian




msg:264905
 2:28 pm on Oct 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

It seems to vary according to the search engine as to what is included in UK results.

I have a .com hosted in america and do not want to move hosts.

I have seen this .com rank very high in Ask.co.uk (but I think it was submitted to ask by paid inclusion which may have "forced" it into uk results)

However I want to ensure my other .com domians which are hosted in the US rank well in .co.uk engines (MSN, Yahoo, Google, Lycos, BBC etc) I really dont want to move hosts or change from a .com.

Any ideas?

thank you in advance

 

Matt Probert




msg:264906
 1:07 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

No ideas, but we are in the same situation. Host a .com in Canada, but are a UK business. We do have a .co.uk portal (duplicated home page that links to the .com) but it's less than ideal, so I'd be interested to hear what you discover.

Matt

PCInk




msg:264907
 1:34 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you want a .com hosted in America, then what can a search engine use to determine you are from the UK?

trillianjedi




msg:264908
 1:37 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Exactly PCInk.

My experience is, in order to do well in both .com and .co.uk, at the moment, is to host in the US (or on a US IP at least) with a .co.uk tld.

Does anyone have any stats as to how many searchers actually click the "sites in the UK" radio button?

TJ

IanTurner




msg:264909
 2:17 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would expect that a significant proportion of google.co.uk users do use the radio button, there is no other reason to pick .co.uk over the .com version.

trillianjedi




msg:264910
 2:47 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would expect the same Ian. In which case the real question is how many people use google.co.uk.....

IanTurner




msg:264911
 3:12 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

Exactly the topic we are currently discussing in this thread.

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