Google .com/ UK canonicalization problems

Posted by in Search Marketing (SEO) on June 3rd, 2009 0 Comments

Noticed this curious little glitch with Google’s support pages.

A web search on Google UK returns 2 identical Google listings on the.com and .co.uk domains which isn’t particularly useful:

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Search in the UK only and both pages disappear which is even stranger (actually the .co.uk is listed on the 3rd page somewhere but still)

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What made this (vaguely) interesting to me was that this is on a search term which is almost certainly ‘hand sorted’ in one way or another so:

a) why not sort out the duplicate pages and

b) is the UK index not hand sorted in the same way?

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