Many of you have emailed me with this problem. "I'm showing up fine on a Worldwide Web search but when I check the box to search only my country I'm not listed - at all!" It's very common and the way to rectify it is to take yourself back a step and think like a human. If you were asked 'What Country Are You From?' What would you say? What if they asked you to prove it? Simple - you show them your passport, your birth certificate and tell them your name and address so they can look you up on a computer and verify that you are actually from the country you say you are.
this tells us that Google.com is registered to a US company and is hosted on US servers with US IP addresses. If you look up Google.co.uk you get this:
this shows that Google.co.uk is owned by a US company and is hosted on US servers with a US IP address. You can check the WhoIs database for your web site by visiting www.joker.com for all .com, .net, .org domain names and www.nic.uk for all UK domain names.
Written by Michael Beverley
Director, Internet Heaven www.internet-heaven.co.uk
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