HuskyPup - 10:10 am on Jun 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
or was it gradual "climb" to use your words.
A gradual climb, every few days a few more places higher, several are now at #1 and 2 with ALL product pages on the first page now in G.co.uk
None of these pages rank in G.com and they're not intended to do so.
My new example.eu continues to climb upwards with several pages now on the first page of both com and co.uk and many of the remaining pages within the top 20-40 results and noticeably climbing day by day.
I'm trying to add 20 new pages a week to this site with maybe another 100 pages or so to go. They're all seriously high quality widget pages and images, and like my co.uk, the most informative I've ever constructed.
One thing about images, someone posted about getting the info meat above the fold. I haven't changed the way I do things, all product page images are above the fold with the meat well below the fold. Quite simply it looks better that way and if Google doesn't like it, hard luck!
The G.co.uk SERPs are looking better for my widgets yet my UK registered and hosted example.com can rarely be found in the results whereas many pages are top ten in G.com
I've speculated before whether there is an element of geo-targetting with Panda and I'm convinced there is judging by trade searches and some of the quite bizarre results that turn up sometimes in G.co.uk
My biggest decision is what to do with my example.com. Do I leave as-is and build a completely new site or do I modify that one to the same standard as my co.uk/.eu?
Is G's geo-targetting good enough now not to hand me any duplicate page penalties since there would undoubtedly be some duplicates owing to the nature of my business?
This has been a concern of mine for about 18 months or so now as I've studied what G has been doing overall and the Panda certainly threw a new spanner into my equation!