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How does each engine decide whether in UK results?

hosting .com in US but need UK inclusion

     
2:28 pm on Oct 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It seems to vary according to the search engine as to what is included in UK results.

I have a .com hosted in america and do not want to move hosts.

I have seen this .com rank very high in Ask.co.uk (but I think it was submitted to ask by paid inclusion which may have "forced" it into uk results)

However I want to ensure my other .com domians which are hosted in the US rank well in .co.uk engines (MSN, Yahoo, Google, Lycos, BBC etc) I really dont want to move hosts or change from a .com.

Any ideas?

thank you in advance

1:07 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No ideas, but we are in the same situation. Host a .com in Canada, but are a UK business. We do have a .co.uk portal (duplicated home page that links to the .com) but it's less than ideal, so I'd be interested to hear what you discover.

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If you want a .com hosted in America, then what can a search engine use to determine you are from the UK?
1:37 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Exactly PCInk.

My experience is, in order to do well in both .com and .co.uk, at the moment, is to host in the US (or on a US IP at least) with a .co.uk tld.

Does anyone have any stats as to how many searchers actually click the "sites in the UK" radio button?

TJ

2:17 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I would expect that a significant proportion of google.co.uk users do use the radio button, there is no other reason to pick .co.uk over the .com version.
2:47 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I would expect the same Ian. In which case the real question is how many people use google.co.uk.....
3:12 pm on Nov 17, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Exactly the topic we are currently discussing in this thread.

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