Apple – not big enough for the UK

If ever you think SEO is just a long list of boxes to tick, you get a wonderful impression of how complicated the search engines’ algorithms are when these odd things happen.

Here in England, we have the option on Google to search “the web,” or “pages from the UK.” Watch what happens to Apple – the world’s 33rd biggest brand – when you check the “pages from the uk” option…
Google Search “Apple”
Google ‘Pages from the UK’ Search: “Apple”

So what’s going on here?  Why aren’t they #1 ?  Read the SEOmoz Blog for more info and an entertaining read.