Monthly Archives: September 2009

Is Didsbury in England or America?

Around half of the problems highlighted with the UK SERP’s are with duplicate locations. So you search for “flower shop didsbury” looking for a flower shop in Didsbury South Manchester, but Google thinks you are looking for a flower shop in Didsbury Alberta in the United states. Original – http://twitpic.com/jp8lk This was spotted by @_Chappers_ an [...]
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UKSERP Problem [long distance moving companies] – Multiple Sites

This UK SERP problem was pointed out by LukeEales on twitter, the search for “long distance moving companies” is the worst he’s seen, and I’d have to agree. So let’s break down the 1st page to check each site’s location. I carried on going but there isn’t a UK based company in the top 7 pages. What’s even [...]
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SharkSEO found the source of the UK SERPs Problem?

SharkSEO posted last week a theory behind the problems we’ve been seeing in the UK SERPs.  For a full explanation head over to the post but the basic premise is that Google is using related searches to drive some of the results in the UK rankings. So if a large number related searches mentions of foreign [...]
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UK SERPS now has a twibbon

The UK SERPs are still full of non relevant foreign websites and now rishil (yes the one who’s twitter account was suspended yesturday) has created a twibbon to give you the chance to add your support. A twibbon adds a little ribbon to your twitter picture, you may have seen the one supporting the NHS on [...]
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UKSERP Problem [nursing *] – Multiple Sites

After a little quiet period another problem with the UK SERPs was highlighted yesturday by  ismepete a SEO team leader for Verticle Leap. In performing some key phrase research in the nursing home industry Pete noticed that Google is way of the mark with some of their results. In total all of the following key phrases [...]
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How does Google Determine your Website’s Location

Many SEO’s think that the current problem with the UKSERP’s is to do with Google’s ability to determine your websites location. So how does Google determine your location? Well Google uses a number of factors to calculate where you are located, the easiest way to show how is with a flow chart. So if you have [...]
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UKSERP Problem [life insurance] – New York Life

Today another little problem in a competitive search result life insurance.  This time evilgreenmonkey – Rob Kerry felt like it was time to migrate to Bing due to the problem with New York Life ranking in Google UK for life insurance. Now those who think that I’m just ganging up on Americans I’m not. I’ve nothing [...]
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UKSERP Problem [home furnishings] – Pottery Barn

Our first case study was found by Jaamit Durrani an SEO who works for Fresh Egg he noticed that for the search term [home furnishing] American based Pottery Barn had managed a ranking at number 1 . He tweeted Matt Cutts on Aug 28th to see if he had an answer. That post was then retweeted [...]
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UKSERPS Twitter Hashtag

As mentioned in previous posts most of the news about problems with the UK SEPRs is on twitter. Such is the frequency of the posts about the UK SERPs a hash tag is starting to be used #ukserps. A hash tag simply enables a user to see all the posts related to the ukserps by [...]
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UK SERPS on Twitter

Most of the chat about the problem with the UK SERPs has been through twitter. So it’s best that we have some presence on twitter so I’ve set up a twitter account @ukserps. Please do follow that account as it will keep you upto date with any news about the UK SERP’s and examples of [...]
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