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We have seen that this site is not at all visible in US however if you search this website in Google from any other countries like India for a keyword, the site appears in first page.
I am worried if there are some Google algo change for US legal sites.
[edited by: tedster at 10:46 pm (utc) on Feb. 13, 2008]
I have a site that has experienced an expected plummet in the SERPS subsequent to a major overhaul. Was prepared for that, and will wait it out with some confidence that it will ultimately exceed its previous performance.
Interestingly though, it is experiencing a significant surge in international traffic, much of which is comming from Google (e.g. www.google.co.za, www.google.lt, www.google.it, www.google.ie, www.google.ca, etc.). This is far more interntional traffic - specifically international traffic from G referrals, than the site ever experienced before.
The site in question does not have a significant number of foreign links, and the server it resides on is housed in Utah.
I had thought it was a quirk related to the overhaul/redesign until I read the OP's post.
Might explain WBFs' situation though probably not the OPs....
My main site is also affected. It targets folks in the US but as of 3 weeks ago, it has fallen to #400+ for a search phrase (it used to rank #3) if you filter for US serps. On all other Datacenters, it still remains at top 5.
A mate over in Brookvale, however, says of late, that many of these same sites are showing tops for their terms in Sydney.
Yes the site has links from India also as well as from UK sites.
Interestingly when I am running rank reports using US google datacenters it shows resukts on top but if you check the same datacenter in US site is appearing on page 5 or 6