Seoering - 5:45 pm on Jun 14, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 9:50 pm (utc) on Jun 14, 2010]
I've noticed that since the end of May (in the UK) that Google's original Geo location problems are back in full swing. Any US SEOs may not be aware, but last June there was uproar at the amount of irrelevant foreign websites appearing in UK searches - for example flower delivery from New York or DVD rentals in California. Coincidentally, Google announced the release of Caffeine a few weeks later - conspiracies of a big testing ground can wait until later.
However, you may be interested that I've noticed the following being returned for '[Location] restaurants'. Now [Location] is a beautiful place located in central London...that is London... in England in the UK - not Australia. Even after clicking 'pages from the UK' it still returns Australian results. There is nothing from with my connection (no reverse proxy), I am searching from a UK IP.
What are your thoughts on such a irrelevant, useless result? I can provide hundreds of them to be honest.
Also - has anyone got any feedback on the data that I supplied the other day. Anyone else seeing this type of pattern? Keyword within domain (not saying that is a ranking factor, more likely the keyword within the anchor text) for all those URLs rising and a really poor selection of backlinks. Not to mention all domains are hosted in the US and some products are inaccessible due to my IP.
Anyhow, would welcome any feedback, thoughts, opinions. Is Google that arrogant they couldn't care less about the UK Serps?
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[edited by: tedster at 9:50 pm (utc) on Jun 14, 2010]