__/ [Big Bill] on Friday 04 November 2005 07:08 \__
> On Fri, 04 Nov 2005 02:10:22 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>__/ [davidof] on Thursday 03 November 2005 17:31 \__
>>> mark | r wrote:
>>>> anyone noticed the massive difference between google.com and
>>>> google.co.uk's listings, why is this?
>>> I've noticed some difference, one is ranking *.uk domains more highly.
>>Is it not what you would expect? Results are being tailored to regions so
>>that they become more relevant.
> Potentially the stuff of nightmare. Next, tailored to IQ levels
> perhaps? Hell, I'll only be getting blank pages.
It's an intersting point to raise. People are described by their cookie
and Google (can) builds a profile, i.e. history of all searches that an
individual runs (and potentially link s/he follows). Sooner or later, for
competitive advantage, the SERP we all see may differ.
Google can tell that you like a lot of pop music. Search for 'Aqua' and
get the Danish band at number 1. If you are a scientist, you may have a
page on the chemical element at number 1.
>> I think it is something that started hap-
>>pening months ago at the least and a year at most? There was some contro-
>>versy if I recall correctly? As for other countries, there is the issue of
>>I think what is most surprising about the observation above is that Google
>>Local exists (as of a year ago?). Apparently, standard Google search has a
>>tang of Google Local too, for what it's worth.
> Not much. Google Local in the UK is in reality the Yell Paid Inclusion
Judging by what I see, it's a mishmash of everything that can somehow be
associated with the UK. I think you there is confusion over Google Direc-
tory and Google Local here:
Again, it's filled with assorted junk (I tried other search terms too).
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