| 5:26 pm on Aug 10, 2006 (gmt 0)|
|I typed in "drivers license center" and it returned results only from within my state. Is this something new? |
|I entered only 'drivers licence' and this prompted a nation-wide search. |
This is UK English.
| 3:38 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I also noticed on a query yesterday, several results that contained my small town. I thought it very odd considering the pages I checked were duplicates of state pages.
I was not in a custom google either.
| 9:09 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I am seeing that as well. I live in Pennsylvania US.
That is very odd.
I do not have any personalized settings set either.
| 9:48 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I just tried this and my top 3 results come from PA, US. However, I'm not there.
| 9:57 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Not happening on whichever dc I'm hitting. I'm in CA.
| 10:03 pm on Aug 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
For me the "drivers license center" brought up the PA DMV site. I'm in California... and so is my IP range - that has been assigned to Southern California Hosting company for at least 4 years...
I don't think they do Geo Trageting for main results - not there yet... If they did, that would've been totally awesome!
| 1:22 am on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I get PA too and I am not even close to that state.
| 1:31 am on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Pennsylvania US is what I get...I should get Laguna Beach where I'm from right?
| 6:29 pm on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)|
searched for: drivers license center
without quotes and with quotes .. got the same results.
I got the pennsylvania results as well and I'm in Texas
| 6:35 pm on Aug 12, 2006 (gmt 0)|
budbiss, you didn't mention if you were logged in to Google in any way -- if you were, you may well have been seeing personalized search results rather than the generic and default results.
For a minute, I thought I was also seeing something personalized, because the top results were all from states where I travelled very recently and worked online. But I'm only seeing what everyone else here reports. False alarm, it was just a coincidence. Guess those states do better SEO ;)
| 10:12 am on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I get that and its so annoying, if I want stuff from my state I'll add it at the end of my query. I use the google.com to get info worldwide but it has reverted to local for the last year and now its getting more specific. Google is becoming really crap. Yahoo Yahoo!
| 12:36 pm on Aug 15, 2006 (gmt 0)|
I search for that keyw on www.google.ro with hl=ro for your keyw
The first 2 results are for Pensylvania and the third from Pitsburg.
Im located in RO.