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WOW... HELP!!! Did I Find Something Useful???

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by MagicMike, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    I'm not sure what this means... but I may have stumbled upon something useful... or useless, I'm not sure.

    I'm SEO'ing a website that is a pretty new domain. It now "technically" should be the dominate site in its geo-targeted niche... it has more quality links then all but 1 other site. It appears in G around spot number 14... and hasn't moved in a few weeks.

    Well...

    For the heck of it I went to google UK and searched the keyword... and low and behold the site is listed at spot #2. Wow... everything else on the SERPS is the same... but this site is #2 in UK rather than #14 in U.S.

    I have believed that it SHOULD be #2 in the SERPS. But, its #14. I'm wondering if its just being "held back" by Google U.S. because it is a new site, and this UK ranking gives an indication of its REAL rank since MAYBE the same filters don't exist in the UK for US sites???

    I checked several other niches and they appear about right...

    Any thoughts? Anyone ever notice something similar?
     
  2. howdoyou

    howdoyou Regular Member

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    is its geo-targeted niche in the UK?
     
  3. SuperBlackHat

    SuperBlackHat Power Member

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    your traffic logs will tell you which ranking to depend on
     
  4. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    Well... its geo-targeted for Columbus, OH... even in the UK google there are only U.S. sites when I type in the search box "Columbus Keyword".

    It just seemed like the UK was giving "unfiltered" results or something... very unusual.
     
  5. aReJay

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    Where are you hosting the site?
     
  6. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    The site is hosted in the U.S. and it is a .com.

    I am really thinking that the U.K. lacks the "new site" penalty that we deal with in the U.S. for these sites.

    I have been checking a number of my sites and am becoming convinced that the google UK gives the pure results of where your site SHOULD be... and WILL be, once the "new site" penalty is off. Its like it is filtered out in the UK search engine.

    If anyone has a newer site that they believe should be higher ranked than it is... go to google UK and search for your keyword. I bet your results would be very interesting.

    I'm testing on a BRAND NEW site right now. It was indexed today.