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google.com vs google.co.uk?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by boobooboy, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. boobooboy

    boobooboy Regular Member

    Jan 11, 2009
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    I was looking at this keyword that gets around 10,000 searches for Global monthly search and 0 for local. I tried looking up the keyword in google.com and google.co.uk and got different results.

    So my question is how can I get listed in google.co.uk since majority of the searches are done in UK for this particular keyword.

    Do people in UK use google.com or google.co.uk when searching?

    Also, does google automatically redirect users in UK when they enter google.com in their browser?
  2. kez1000

    kez1000 Supreme Member

    Jul 24, 2009
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    yo...if you are targeting UK people then .co.uk will get preferential treatment over .com if you are targeting the world on a whole then use .com or org. and all uk users have google.co.uk as default unless you change it which only the savy people know how to do.. i'm in the uk
  3. jonnyboy

    jonnyboy Junior Member

    Nov 8, 2008
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    This is rather odd, unless the search term is something that is rather specific to the UK, an area that I actually target as well.

    Firstly, if the domain is not a .co.uk, you will need to make it clear in the Geo targetting tab that your site is aiming for the UK. As a tip, if you have not registered the site, I would recommend that you go for a .com as, for some reason, google also will rank this extension better in .com, even if you have selected the .co.uk extension.

    Apart form that, there are a few key sites within the UK that are definitely worth going for, such as BT.com.

    Regards. John.