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What has happened to MetaCrawler in the UK?

metacrawler.co.uk redirects to the german site

   
11:06 am on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Anyone know what InfoSpace are doing with MetaCrawler in the UK?

I find that all attempts to go to www.metacrawler.co.uk now divert to the German - language, regionalised version at www.metacrawler.de.

I can still conduct metasearches aimed at UK sites (hosted or content) but it tends to favour German - language results as one would expect.

Or is it just me? Maybe my ISP's localisation has changed to Germany?

12:18 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

metacrawler is German owned, and automatically switches to Germany. It's not you. ;)
I'm not sure when they switched that, but, at a guess about the middle of last year.

1:02 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for your reply, engine.

I take it they simply don't offer a UK localisation any more? I thought perhaps they were developing a new look similar to that of the www.metacrawler.com interface in the US.

Any suggestions for an alternative meta-crawler with a UK "preference" or bias?

5:51 pm on Feb 5, 2008 (gmt 0)

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For the record, metacrawler.com is owned by a different company to metacrawler.co.uk
 

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