Proof That Google.co.uk is a Separate Search Engine!

You think I’m mad? Lately I have seen so many weird things in google.co.uk that are way too different from google.com that it would lead one to believe these are two separate search engines!

1. Why else would google.co.uk show ads for searches for something like http://www.somedomain.com/somepage.html? Especially since they are ads for the same somedomain.com? Sure UK googlers are greedier than their google.com counterparts and they are trying to squeeze every penny out of the poor advertiser!

2. Why else would a search on google.co.uk for a bit of page content in quotes (=exact match) result in two results: “Nothing found for your search in quotes but here is a result for your search but without quotes”?

Anybody else seen any more inconsistencies between these two different Googles?

  • Chris

    One of my sites ranks extremely highly in google.co.uk and “ok” in .com…. there are no “marks” suggesting it is a UK only site and afaik the backlinks are from american sites… it is also a .com domain. any ideas why this may be happening?

  • IrishWonder

    … and you host it where?