Have an interesting situation with GEO ranking. Our site has been ranking well in Mexico for a year now (Page 1). Naturally when you go to Google.com.mx you are allowed to select the English version (our site is in English targeted to US and CANADA). Our site is ranking very good for results when searching within Mexico (In English) but when I go to a Proxy and search the US results or Canadian proxy and search Canadian result we do not appear until Page 8,9,10!
Can anyone explain what we are doing wrong and how we can appear in US and Canadian searches? All out competitors are. We only have good ranking when searching within Mexico
There is very good information about Google country biasing contained in Google Patent 7,451,130. Head over to Google's patent search and pull down the PDF. It's a good read and will help you understand some of the things that make a site rank in one country instead of another. The patent is from 2008 but I know from experience that a most of the stuff in it is still very relevant.
And yes we have a Google places listings but done in Google.com not .com.mx. Can this really affect International rankings? Our competitors also have a Google Places listings and they are ranking well internationally.
SEOMike, can you email the link to that patent, I can't find it :)