Andem - 9:51 am on Oct 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
>> I wonder from where they're pulling this data?
I don't think it's necessarily a different version of the index, but rather they're using different ranking signals and algorithms depending on the local version of Google. The current Japan rankings don't really seem to be relying on some or all of the calculations taken into account by Panda data.
>> It's almost as though they have a parallel English version not skewed towards US companies
I believe virtually all local versions of Google can pull data from the English language index, I just think each local version has their own rankings based on various different ranking datasets.