One of our customers has recently expressed his interest in expanding his website out of the UK into the international market. He does really well on Google.co.uk and the rest of the UK search engines.
He's running a .co.uk domain name at the moment, which is hosted in this country. My first instinct was for him to setup a new site with a .com and push all his energies into making the new site a success but when i searched for his domain on G.com i found him on page 8 for one of his major keywords which i was pleasantly surprised about. That got me thinking and now i have several questions.....
1. Will a .co.uk domain rank well on G.com for a reasonably competitive keyword?
2. Are the results i see when using G.com here in the UK the same as every one else in the world sees? I was always under the impression that this was the case but searches on G.com do seam to pull back a lot more UK websites than i would expect.
3. What would you advise me client to do in this situation? From a cost / time perspective.
Any thoughts or rambles would be much appreciated.