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There has never been a day in the past 3 months where the positions have been relatively close.
To complicate matters, the site is a UK site with a .co.uk domain. However when you search on www.google.com the site always appears higher in the results than when you search on www.google.co.uk with the UK filter applied. For instance for one phrase the site appears in 11th spot on www.google.com, but in position 34 on www.google.co.uk with the UK filter applied. I would expect the opposite to be the case.
I would much rather the site appeared higher on the .co.uk than on the .com. It makes no sense to me and I have completely run out of ideas.
Has anyone else experienced similar problems? I have a couple of other sites on the server on different subject matters and they all seem fine and the results for these across all datacenters are quite similar and they appear higher on www.google.co.uk as you would expect.
I have always been very careful not to engage in anything that might be regarded as spam and have concentrated on creating content and trying the get quality sites to link to me.
Can anyone offer any advice as it is now beginning to harm my business as most of my visitors are now US rather than UK based. Any advice would be much appreciated.
The site is hosted on a US server but has a .co.uk extension. I have a couple of other sites oin the server which are unaffected.
Can anyone offer any advice as it is now beginning to harm my business
Have a look at this thread. It makes some extremely good points about the risks of betting the farm on free search engine listings ...
On a www.google.com search the site appears in the first page of results for a number of search terms, however when you search on www.google.co.uk with the UK sites filter applied it appears on page 2 or 3 of the results, and behind many of the sites is is appearing above on www.google.com.
The site is a .co.uk and is aimed at a UK audience so this makes no sense at all. Can anyone offer any further advice or ideas? Is anyone experiencing similar results? Do you think it may be worth contacting google?