votrechien - 8:16 pm on May 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
It's amazing Google's bias towards 'local sites' and country specific domains.
My default search engine is Google.ca (I'm Canadian). For one fairly competitive keyword we're #40 or so on Google.com and #2 on Google.ca. Google appears to somehow be recognizing we're a Canadian company (although we try to give the impression we're American for the most part) probably from our whois info.
I run into this problem a lot when searching for various things on Google. It delivers Canadian results even though I might not necessarily want that.
I imagine the bias for language based content is even heavier.