Is Google's Recent Geo Targeting Changes a Bug?

Feb 14, 2008 - 7:18 am 0 by

A couple weeks ago we reported seeing that Google.com's Country Specific Weights Getting Stronger. But some are seriously complaining about how much it has impacted them in the US search results at Google.com.

The original WebmasterWorld thread is now 54 messages long and more and more threads have been popping up. A new thread at WebmasterWorld asks if this new algorithm change is only impacting US based legal sites. The answer appears to be no, it is impacting many other sites.

This Webmaster's complaint:

We have seen that this site is not at all visible in US however if you search this website in Google from any other countries like India for a keyword, the site appears in first page.

I am worried if there are some Google algo change for US legal sites.

There are dozens of reports on this change and we have not yet heard any word on it from Google. I was hoping, maybe, we can get a comment on it?

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

 

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