Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 18.104.22.168
My site was ranking well for a competitive single keyword and was showing in the top 3 using .co.uk results and top 20 in .com so I was more than happy - but a few weeks back I lost that keyword but held onto many other so I was happy with that
something I'm now seeing is that keyword is ranking well on every worldwide DC like .fi/ca/gr in fact the lot but is ranking 44th on co.uk!
Its hosted in the UK, registered in the UK and to be the best of my knowledge most of the links are from UK sites! so I'm at a loss as to why all the other worldwide DCs will rank it well but nothing from UK
anyone got any ideas?
I've done a bit of digging and it looks like the ARIN database is corrupt as its returning loads of sites that are based in the UK as Amsterdam - even the main BBC website is says its hosted in Amsterdam
If you check the IP with Ripe it shows my site in Telford which is correct
So, if G is using ARIN for its geo-targetting that could be the problem?
All my domains are .co.uk and all are hosted within the UK as verified by both the hosts and the info on RIPE, but like Tigger has already mentioned, I've seen a drop of some 40 - 60 places minimum over the last week maybe and now checking the ARIN info i'm being told all my sites are hosted in Amsterdam, surely this has to be effecting results being returned if G really is using the incorrect info from ARIN.
Dropped tham a mail, lets see what they come back with
if I search on g.uk its pulling 60th right now on both "pages from the web" & "pages from the uk" but on every other worldwide G its 3rd
>>Stupid question maybe, but we're not talking about a .com.uk domain by any chance?
Nope a .co.uk domain registered to a UK address and has been up for 4 years +
>>>Dropped tham a mail, lets see what they come back with
done the same as well - I wonder how many websites are suffering from this - also something else all the sites ranking well on G.co.uk when searching UK only are sites show US servers - boy G has really messed up!
Google backlinks reverted to six months ago
but only on google.co.uk
Since my post #:3199752 in the above thread, we've seen our UK site's traffic (.co.uk domain) all over the place (but never even close to previous levels), rising right upto about 5000 at the peak and dropping down to just under 2000 at the trough (where it has been for the past week or so).
First, the backlinks roll back, now the IP mixup. Wonder why these two major problems have affected UK only.
The way I understand it in simple terms:
ARIN = American registry of IP ranges.
RIPE = European registry of IP ranges.
Why would ARIN hold full location details of European numbers? Surely that's RIPEs job and ARIN tell you as such when you look up a UK IP in their database. They say those details are held by RIPE (who are based in Amsterdam).
Am I way off there?