Google GeoTargeting way off
on last nights Strikepoint radioshow I mentioned How Google’s Geotargeting was way off the mark, I showed an example
for Car Sales I think that was the term, anyway it will do ..
I have a screen shot for google car sales serps on Flickr
Ok so let’s pull this apart .. I’m in the UK, my IP address is UK, and it gets better, look closely I’m logged into Google and they Know I’m in the UK.. so wtf why do I get 4 out of the TOP 5 searches are Australian ..
http://www.carsales.com.au/ = 18.104.22.168 Country Australia
http://www.carsales.com.au/ = 22.214.171.124 Country Australia < yer they got in twice lol
http://www.autotrader.co.uk/ = they are clever about their IP, one in the US and one in UK
http://yahoo.drive.com.au/ = 126.96.36.199 Country Australia
http://www.automarket.com.au/ = 188.8.131.52 Country Australia
so what do you think Good – Bad or EVIL?