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Default search (worldwide) still the same as before (Google) with Yahoo title/desc for sites in the directory.
Google small print is still at the bottom of the serps page.
Yes, I'm aware of that. What lead me to assume the results were Ink is that Google has my new description, and Ink is still using the one from last week - which is appearing at Yahoo UK; a one word difference, but still a difference.
Of course, maybe the Google results Yahoo UK is using are just old?
Compare them to the results on www.eibon.co.uk which uses a UK filtered Fast feed, and there is a definite correlation. Not exactly the same order, but the same titles and descriptions appearing.
[edited by: Bobby_Davro at 11:59 am (utc) on Aug. 5, 2003]
Checked a phrase in inktomi, alltheweb and google.co.uk uk search - and it matches google.co.uk exactly (once you subtract any non .co.uk extension from the google results).
[edited by: TravelSite at 1:42 pm (utc) on Aug. 5, 2003]
I am pretty sure it is still Google being pulled from different data centres - and Yahoo are getting prepared to plug in something new :)
This is just the start!
Type the following into both Google Uk-Search and Yahoo Uk search:
You will notice that results (including ranking order) are identical. The only difference is that Yahoo removes any ".net", ".com", ".org" extensions - it only likes the .co.uk extensions :)
Is everyone seeing this (or are folk seeing different results?)
I also like the second site that comes up in the results :)
i presume then that yahoo get the feed from google and then exclude any non .co.uk results.
A more detailed discussion on placement in UK Engines is here.
But basically you are correct in saying that some engines geo-filter on .uk domain and some by geo-locating the server (if a little erratically on occasion - there are a number of disucssions on the success/otherwise of Google's UK Geo-Filtering both for SERPs and for Adwords.)