[thelist] Google Results - 'the web' vs 'pages from the UK'

Roel Mulder roel.mulder at gmail.com
Wed May 20 08:39:45 CDT 2009

Hi Chris,
Use Google Webmaster Tools
There is a setting 'Geographic target' which can be set for (at least)
.com and .org domains. Also they offer the ability to add your
business to Google maps : http://www.google.com/local/add

No guarantee that it works, it's Google you know, they may decide they
know better.


On Wed, May 20, 2009 at 2:49 PM, Chris Dempsey
<chris at gettheedgeonline.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> We have a client who appears in the top ten natural listings on Google
> for two search terms: 'monicon' and 'cirrus noise meters'.  Their site
> is egm-ltd.com.
> If we switch from search 'the web' to 'pages from the UK' they are no
> longer listed in the top ten, or in the case of 'cirrus noise meters' in
> the top forty.
> I understand that Google tries to serve local results depending on the
> location of the user making the search.  Could this be affecting the
> behaviour noted above - ie. does Google think they are based in the USA?
> The web server they are on probably has a US IP address.
> The company is listed Google Local Business Centre if that has any
> bearing on the situation.
> They have another domain: egm-ltd.co.uk which they recently setup to
> point to the .com, not sure how as they did that themselves.
> Any ideas how we can figure what causes them not to be found in the UK
> specific search results and more importantly, how we can start to get
> them in there.
> Thanks,
> Chris
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