Hi Roel, Have set the geographic target in Webmaster Tools. I was aware this could be done when uploading Base files but not for Webmaster tools. That particular client is already listed as a business on Google Maps/Local Business Centre. Should be a step in the right direction at least. Thanks, Chris -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Roel Mulder Sent: 20 May 2009 14:46 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Google Results - 'the web' vs 'pages from the UK' Hi Chris, Use Google Webmaster Tools https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/dashboard?hl=en 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. Success! Roel 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 > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt ! > -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !