tedster - 3:00 pm on Apr 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
Here's a new observation for me about an internationally customized SERPs. This was a surprise:
I'm talking about google.de results here - as seen from Germany and from the US east coast. The site has an English language page that came up for inspection. From Germany it ranks on page 2 and in the US it ranks page 1.
The keyword phrase is the same in both German and English. From the US, all the pages that outrank it are in German so I assumed that in Germany even more preference would be given to German language and German hosting.
Not so! From Germany SERP page 1 is all English results, and from the US it is mostly German! Very strange "localization" there.