MrFewkes - 7:58 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
Thanks guys - yes khem - the link profile on this site is indeed squeeky clean. Whilst I have varied the anchor text across links - all the links come from blogs (various platforms), all the links are text links, dofollow. I'll try to do some work on social media links, throw in a few spam forum profile links etc to mix things up.
Huskypup - I am assuming here that you mean when you search google.co.uk then your uk hosted .co.uk domain outranks your .com, and also that both your .com and .co.uk are hosted in the UK.
I have a few .co.uk sites promoting the products - and yup - I agree with you - because as I am targetting the UK only - and strictly only for shipping reasons, I have put most of my efforts into those. This includes hosting in the UK. These sites do indeed do ok on google.co.uk
So we could be saying here that the .co.uk engine has maybe increased its "anti .com" dial (not a nasty thing but a logical one).
This may explain why its come back on google.com - but not on google.co.uk
Its getting harder to track all this - because additionally - despite clearing out cookies - using different browsers and operating system versions (XP or 7) - I get different results anyway!
There appear to be an ever increasing number of permutations of browser and operating systems which cause different result orders in the serps. Im not even going to try and answer why that could be - ever! :)
I guess im happy im back as follows :-
Number 2 on google.com when searching using IE x? from within the UK on my XP loaded PC
Number 4 on google.com when searching using IE x? from within the UK on my Win7 Laptop.
Both on the same network.
In essence - that is actually a great result for google - and also for me. Albeit a bit strange.
Just hoping the .co.uk comes back aswell now.