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Old 2nd September 2005, 05:00 AM   #1

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Question Why non .com search engines rankings do better than .com search engines rankings ?

Now whether it's a .com domain or a .co.uk domain our SEO'd sites tend to do better in the .co.uk search enignes compared to the .com search enignes. (Our concerned websites are all UK based companies website.)

One of the reasons I can think of is that these sites are hosted on a UK IP address.

Are there any other reasons?

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Old 7th September 2005, 04:16 PM   #2
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That's what comes to mind first with me, too. Since you are UK-based and the site has a UK URL, it makes sense that it would do better on a UK engine.

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Old 8th September 2005, 10:59 AM   #3
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Default Algorithms

I've found similar results on MSN - Search the whole web from MSN.com, then MSN.co.uk and I do better on the latter (that nearly rhymes!).

They may have an algorithm that assumes some local relevance, irrespective of what you're 'selling'.

Would a poll be useful Robert?

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Originally Posted by fairdoes
Would a poll be useful Robert?
Hey, I'm always up for a poll. But, I think you are right about what is happening. The search engines know where you are searching from and will serve results that are more localized if at all possible.

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Old 9th September 2005, 03:13 AM   #5

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Cool localization

I deal mostly with local search engines and have top rankings in many places around the world.
there is a big difference in SE results localization. it might sound weird but , as younger the search engine as better his localization is.

you can see for your self that MSN dedicate his results, marketing and efforts to local distributions. in the same way see how MSN local organization works. msn.se / msn.co.il / msn.com.au .... each one of them is localized by results , info , rules , design and management.

yahoo is second best and optimizing local data mostly for the US.

Google is just now getting in to it and building the Google earth DB is a step towards global localizations. as Google always does , it is too big and way to good to be used by the simple user.

now to answer your question, local parameters will reflect your site in the local SE.

1)IP (site , dns , domain registrar)
2)domain prefix. (co.uk ...)
4) outer reciprocal Links ?
5) inner reciprocal links?
6) and most important ... how many people like you are fighting over the top rankings.

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