Google UK Results Still Showing Irrelevant US Sites

by Paul Carpenter
Bronco - Digital Marketing Agency
I crashed my car.

Paul's crashed car

Having congratulated myself on my driving skills, I started to weigh up whether it would be cheaper to go through the insurance or just buy a door off the internets. Regardless of what we were saying yesterday, I didn’t bother Twittering about it or asking my Facebook friends for advice – I went to Google.

Search Google.co.uk for “toyota corolla rear door” and this is what you get…

usa

Anyway, Matt Cutts mentioned this in a Webmaster Central video (see below to watch him not quite answering the question), but really I think Google needs to sort out what the purpose of Google.co.uk is. If it isn’t going to give results weighted to the UK in the first place then I don’t quite get it.

It’s not often a problem, but when it is, it always seems to be some kind of vertical you’d think would be an obvious thing to skew to the UK – like car parts in this instance. More importantly, if anyone wants to flog me a rear passenger side door for a 2003 Corolla…

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