As an Australian I have always wanted an easy way to see my ads on Google's international sites. Hey even the US (.com) site is international to me as Google redirect me to the Aust. (.com.au) site.
I used to use www-sj.google.com (until it ceased) to see my ads in the US, and now use Proxify.
However, I stumbled across a Google query URL with '&gl=us' at the end which showed me search results AND Adword ads as seen by US searchers. (in case it does not come out in this post; it is 'ampersand' followed by 'gl=us'.)
So I tried a search on www.google.com.au and then added the suffix and voila, US ads appeared.
On the SAME query I replaced the suffix with '&gl=uk' and got UK ads.
Same with '&gl=ca' for Canada.
Is this new, well known, unknown, not reliable?
To make it clear-
1. Go to your country Google web site.
2. Create a query, can be advanced
3. Run the query
4. Ads for your country will be shown.
5. Add '&gl=us' at the end of the URL in your browser
6. See US ads.
For US members try '&gl=uk' for the UK.
[edited by: ThomasAJ at 3:12 am (utc) on Oct. 26, 2003]