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4:44 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I have noticed that Google search results are diffrent for people search from different parts of the world. For example someone search google.com from US is getting different results from someone who searches Google.com from the UK. Why this is happening?

Also when use Google.co.uk there is a option called Search Pages from the UK in Google what does that mean? How Google recognises pages from the UK? Is it by the Domain rrgistration details? or server?

7:09 am on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This has been happening for quite some time now(a year or so). Google automatically pooling in a few important sites on the topic wrt the surfers geographical location.

Also when use Google.co.uk there is a option called Search Pages from the UK in Google what does that mean? How Google recognises pages from the UK?

In this search goolge gives prefrences to:
1)pages hosted in the region(server based in uk)
2)Pages with region specific extension(co.uk for uk search)
3)the pages getting inbound links from the pages hosted in a specific region or having region specific extension.

9:09 am on Mar 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

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1)pages hosted in the region(server based in uk)
2)Pages with region specific extension(co.uk for uk search)
3)the pages getting inbound links from the pages hosted in a specific region or having region specific extension.

As far as I know, you must have either 1) or 2) to be included in the "Pages from the UK" search. 3) may improve your ranking, but you will be filtered out without 1) or 2).

To be more accurate, 1) means having a UK registered IP address. Physical location is not important.

I don't believe that 1) or 2) in themselves are sufficient to improve your rankings in a "All the Web" search in google.co.uk

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Looking at my site - it's a co.uk and I think this is the case. I'm at no.1 for my search in google.co.uk but have dropped from no.6 to the 10 page on google.com for the same phrase.

My domain is registered in the UK and hosted in Canada. so where it's hosted makes no difference.

I wish I'd got a .com now as my site is relevant wherever you are that's part of the point of the WWW

never mind time to buy a new domain maybe and register it in the US or does it matter where it's registered? I don't think google is clever enough to also know where a domain was registered or whether that's relevant?

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never mind time to buy a new domain maybe and register it in the US or does it matter where it's registered?

You want a Canadian IP address, not an American IP address. Then you will be ranked higher in google.ca. Your Ranking on the global site (google.com) will stay the same.

Google is not reducing your ranking on google.com, it's increasing your ranking on google.co.uk

Obviously if your site is relevant to Canadians, you want that boost applied to google.ca, not google.co.uk