| 11:41 am on Apr 25, 2007 (gmt 0)|
have you tried google.com
| 1:16 pm on Apr 25, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Nice one. From what I can tell, when you're outside the US, Google automatically redirects you to the local country. For example, here in Canada they redirect you to Google.ca. There's a link that says "Go to Google.com" near the "bottom" of the page.
| 12:23 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
In the UK, Google.com does redirect you to Google.co.uk (for most modern browsers anyway).
But you can change the SERPS by overwriting the ".co.uk" with ".com" in the address bar.
I'm not saying it gives you the US SERPS (as viewed by someone in the US), but it does change the SERPS.
Of course, you can also go through a US proxy and get the real Google US SERPS ;-)
| 3:49 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I access Google via google.nl, google.com (in the Netherlands and in Kazakhstan) and via a US based proxy on a regular base.
The google.com I see in the Netherlands and Kazakhstan is different from the google.com I see in the US. Especially sites from outside the US seem to rank somewhat lower on the US google.com than on the international accesible google.com. I have not noticed any difference between the SERPs from google.com when I query from the Netherlands (Europe) or Kazakhstan (Asia). So it seems to me that the international google.com SERPs are independent of the location outside the US where you request them.
So if you want to know your actual ranking in the US, you need to access the search engine via a proxy.
| 4:30 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Go to the main page of the Google that you are being redirected to and then click on 'Go to Google.com' at the bottom right of the page.
| 8:19 pm on Apr 26, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Add "ncr" (no cookie redirect?) on the end:
However, as lammert says, that doesn't mean you'll get US results.
| 5:48 am on Apr 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
The best way is to access it through a US based proxy server.
| 11:21 am on Apr 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Or try < an online tool >, that gives us results. I think!
[edited by: tedster at 3:37 pm (utc) on April 27, 2007]
| 3:07 pm on Apr 27, 2007 (gmt 0)|
[google.com...] might do the trick.