There are recent complaints at WebmasterWorld that Google Shopping / Product Search in the UK is showing way too many U.S. based stores.
One Google Merchant said:
I'm seeing this more and more recently. If I do a search for something (I'm based in the UK and using google.co.uk searching 'the web' rather than just UK results), I used to see primarily UK-based results - especially if the search was product/shopping based.
Now I'm seeing lots of US sites in the results, and as a user it's very frustrating.
From a webmaster's point of view it's also highly frustrating. The question is if this is a temporary situation or if Google has truly lost the plot in terms of some of the results it's showing.
Many other webmasters confirmed seeing the same issue. I personally cannot replicate the issue, but maybe that is because either it is fixed or I am searching on the wrong words?
Do you find this to be an issue?
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.