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Posted 22 June 2004 - 08:44 AM
Personally I think it is a matter of time before we see way more regional default searches, it just has to be the logical move as the web gets ever more un manageable. We have discussed this as I said previously, we have also had specific instructions from Google on how to handle ensuring you appear on a local search for a specific country.
What you are asking is NOT an SEO question rather an out and out business decision, on the worth of ensuring inclusion, or accepting non inclusion of uk only searches. As such it is a personal choice. I get about 4% across the board from uk only searchers. Your site is a malta based site so I doubt that many would search for Malta, and also select the UK only search. Just keep in mind that the rules can change!
Posted 22 June 2004 - 08:52 AM
Posted 22 June 2004 - 09:25 AM
If the domain listed in your address bar is different, but the content of the pages are the same, it's duplicate content.
The terms (aliasing, redirects, forwards) mean different things to different people. But if the above is true it's a dupe. If the address changes to one main domain name no matter which you type in, then it's not.
Posted 22 June 2004 - 10:40 AM
Your reply was exactly what I was thinking. I'd rather have a good ranking with a .com domain rather than having a site optimized for 1 region.
You are very helpful and quick in answering questions Well done
Do you only accept UK clients?
Posted 22 June 2004 - 12:08 PM
How do you determine they are UK only searchers?
I get about 4% across the board from uk only searchers.
Posted 22 June 2004 - 03:27 PM
I'd rather have a good ranking with a .com domain rather than having a site optimized for 1 region
Now we are getting somewhere If your site appears in the .co.uk, or .fr or other region, then you automatically appear in the worldwide search on google.com. It does not work the other way around though ie .coms on .co.uk .fr .ca etc. So country specific search facilities limit to that country, but the .com version is free for all. That is not 100% true as there are ways to get .coms showing in UK etc results, but as I said they are documented elsewhere on this site so no point in repeating them again.
So nutshell is
everyone goes into the google index (google.com) but results are filtered on a regional basis for the various regional only searches.
I know the visitors are from uk only searches from the server logs.
Posted 23 June 2004 - 03:33 AM
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