Google - country specific results

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Morning folks,

I seem to recall a discussion in here a while ago regarding whether Google
(search engines in general) determine the relevance of a website locality
based on the physical location of the hosting server, but don't recal what
the conclusion was - if any.

I notice with a UK company website, their entry appears at number one in
Google when entering their company name as the search string and using
"Search: the web" option.  However if the option "Search: pages from the UK"
is selected, the website is not included in the results at all.

Situation is that the company is UK based - but - the website resides on a
USA located server. Is it likely that this may be the reason for not
appearing localised to the UK?


Re: Google - country specific results

__/ [neilr] on Tuesday 08 November 2005 10:04 \__

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Questions about Goo-gal fit better in where you
might get more useful replies and awaken a long debate.

If I recall correctly, the suffix of an address plays a major role and there
are many other factors that could have impact, e.g. source of inbound links,
inclusion in directories (e.g. Google Directory, DMOZ), registrant
information and maybe meta data although I doubt it.

Hope it helps,


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