Great news this a.m. from the land of hockey … Yahoo has finally acknowledged that yes, we Canadians live in Canada. What you ask?
In essence, this means that Yahoo is finally automatically redirecting Canadians searching via Yahoo Search (ie. Yahoo.com) to Yahoo.ca, presumably based on IP. The result is more Canadian sites will be found in the search results (and fewer U.S. based sites) since the vast majority of searchers assumed this was happening automatically.
Try it for yourself if you live in Canada … type in Yahoo.com and see if you are redirected to http://ca.yahoo.com.
This is great news for Canadian companies already feeling the pressure of a higher Canadian dollar relative to our neighbours to the south!
Google and MSN already offer this type of redirection, meaning Yahoo was the last of the big 3 to do so.
If you live in a country other than the U.S. I'd like to hear from you. Do Google, Yahoo, and MSN all redirect to a local TLD automatically where you are?