indyank - 3:43 am on Oct 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think you would have introduced the content in example.com and then duplicated it in example.co.uk.I believe that the reverse would have helped you.
Normally, we don't have to tell google that a ccTLD is targetted for a particular region in GWT (as it is implicit).But have you tried setting it explicitly in GWT for a ccTLD?
In the google blog post, I don't really understand the purpose of serving the main content in the original language while keeping the sidebars and footers translated to the language of the reader.
Further, it talks about one global site but in your case, you have two different domains and you will have to check whether the suggested methods will work for your case.