Google's International Search Filters A Little Off?

May 27, 2008 • 9:03 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

A Google Groups webmaster is reporting that he is finding (New Zealand) sites ranked highly in the Google Ireland ( search result. Strangely enough, that site is not even hosted in New Zealand; it's hosted in the US.

Similarly, the webmaster reports that a few other sites are being ranked highly even though they are US-based servers. He suspects that there is a problem with geotargeting in addition to other issues (like duplicate content filters, which he's also encountering problems with).

This may be a problem, and Google rep JohnMu has reported it as an issue. Hopefully we'll see some resolution soon.

Forum discussion continues at Google Groups.

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