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Google UK no longer listing Non co.uk domains?

.com .net .org no longer listed under "pages from the UK"

     
12:20 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Just checked Google UK, and a bit horrified being a .com site owner of a UK specific site. On selecting "pages from the UK" only .co.uk domains are being listed right now .. I just hope that its a temporary thing.
12:27 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Nope I don't see this. I done a search for a general travel term, came up with 4 .com's page one and the rest .co.uk's.

Dont worry, not good for your health.

12:28 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Slight correction here. Though from what I can see here .. most urls of non .co.uk domains are not there .. but some urls are still there in the index. (looks like less than 10% are there)

Talking of my site .. the urls that are still there in the index are mostly deep urls which are probably least crawled.

Any one else noticing this?

1:03 pm on Aug 8, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Jaysus Jaski, add a question mark next time, you nearly gave me a heart attack!
6:06 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am sorry for causing so big an alarm glengara .. may be it was just a datacenter update thing .. but I just checked again and the home page of my site is still filtered out on an important serp I track, when I select UK pages, which otherwise ranks fine.
10:51 pm on Aug 9, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Depends on your search terms.

.co.uk will be favored - as will locally hosted domains. But .com can do OK if geared to the local market.

11:06 am on Aug 14, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Something has definately changed here this weekend.

I am experiencing the exactly same. I use a.uk.com hosted in a UK datacenter and have ranked well within the UK for years this weekend has seen me dissappear from the uk serps.

There is a well known ladies cosmetics brand (**** calling) in the UK who advertise on the TV. They use the extentsion .uk.com and are suffering exactly the same.

 

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