Just noticed this last night, my site doesn’t appear in the ‘in Ireland’ results on Yahoo.co.uk nor does it appear in the ‘Only from Ireland’ results on search.msn.ie it does however appear in the ‘pages from Ireland’ results on Google.ie.
Here’s a little secret - my site is actually physically hosted in the United States however its IP blocks are registered to Shannon, County Clare so this seems sufficent to ‘fool’ Google, but not Yahoo and MSN. I would have thought it would have been the other way around.
It probably actually doesn’t make much of a difference to me in terms of visitors but I would like to know how this works, perhaps Google being a domain name registrar looks at where akamarketing.com is hosted and checks the registered address of the host. no? What gives?