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    different countries/different results???


    Morning all,

    Here is a funny thing I noticed the other day. If I go to google.co.uk from my pc here in France, and do a search for ski holidays, my site is on page one. When I was back in the UK the other day and I did exactly the same search, my site is on page 2. How can the results be dependent on which country you are in?

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    Based on your ip google can determine your location and supply you with results from a different DC.
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    ah, i thought there must be a simple reason for it.

    however, doesn't that fall under the definition of cloaking - showing different visitors different things based on their IP address? Wouldn't that get google banned by google if they wern't google (you know what i mean)....?
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    Google already banned itself for cloaking once (after some bad press - heh). But of course the serps are not really pages. They're made up following a set of rules, country of origin being one of them. Of course they're not trying to trick you there, only rearranging the results based on their assumption that people surfing in France have other preferences than people in the UK. And I guess that assumption is mostly correct
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    Just out of interest.

    What country is your site hosted?

    I always use Usa hosting even though i live in UK for most of the time.
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    Does a country play a imp. role in getting placed into serps ??
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    I host my site in the UK. Can hosting in the US get better results? Surely not...
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    Not on Google IMO however yes for MSN it makes a really big difference.
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    Thats really interesting andy, ( being another brit ). I am assuming you get better results on the global search engines that way rather than the national ones ?
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    Originally Posted by lucksin
    Does a country play a imp. role in getting placed into serps ??
    The location of the searcher plays an important role in search results.

    Originally Posted by mick.sawyer
    Just out of interest.

    What country is your site hosted?

    I always use Usa hosting even though i live in UK for most of the time.
    Location of the server has nothing to do with the search results.
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    Originally Posted by ezhil
    Location of the server has nothing to do with the search results.
    As this was an authorative statement can you please back that up with solid fact?
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    It should theoretically be as ezhil describes. However - some proxy (...) setups don't allow the SEs to guess the country the searcher is in - nor the language he/she prefers. Furthermore - lots of sites don't show clearly which country or language group they're intended for. Some mismatches are inevitable...
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    I personally believe that is does matter where your server is located but i may be wrong.
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    Well, yes, that's what it boils down to often enough.
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    Originally Posted by ezhil
    Location of the server has nothing to do with the search results.
    This statement is simply WRONG .... GUARANTEED ..... in SOME instances google DOES use the location of the host server to affect the serps ....

    there is interconnectivity between the location of the SEARCHER and the location of the MACHINE the website is hosted on ... so BOTH make a difference sometimes ..... NOT all the time .....
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