after 20 years. I have lost page #1
Welcome to my world samwest!
My main business is a 100% EOU (Export Oriented Unit) specialised widget producer in India, we have been in the top 10 ten widget exporters for the past 47+ years, currently at #5.
However, Google in its infinite wisdom, has now decided that we are a local supplier, in fact 82% of our traffic is now from India, 56% of which is from our local state, only 0.6% of our traffic is from the USA consequently we get no www enquiries from there or, realistically, anywhere else for that matter.
But, how come that these top ten widget exporters of in excess of USD 1.5+ billion, not one of them is to be found in Google's USA SERPs for specific widget keywords? I kid you not, only US scrapers and BS retail companies reign supreme, several of which also feature very prominently in G's UK SERPs as well where they couldn't supply even if they wanted to.
The whole G thing is an utter mess, G has made trying to find genuine international producers and exporters a nightmare. Yes, I get it that there are probably a lot more retail purchasers searching for widgets than there are importers and traders but when even using G.co.in delivers those same US companies in its Indian SERPs, then something is seriously wrong with its algorithm and its bias towards US companies appearing to be gross manipulation.
Plus, I know from my Brazilian trade colleagues that they too are having very similar issues and they are the biggest global supplier of my widgets to the US market, so I know it's not solely me with this happening.
I've said it before and I'll repeat it again, Google is no longer a driver of international trade, it hasn't been for several years now, it's perceived to be very flawed in its selection and promotion of its SERPs to its OWN advantage.
The sooner everyone catches on to this the better for all ... and I've been saying this for probably 10 years now!