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How do I get around seeing localized results?

 2:59 pm on Jul 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'm wondering how I can get around localized search results in Google for national keywords. I work on several sites that target geo specific keywords in different cities (i.e. "widgets in chicago"), as well as, national search terms (i.e. "widgets"). When I do a search for our national keywords (i.e. "widgets"), I get localized search results even when I'm not logged in. I know that Google is showing results based on my IP location. This is very annoying.

Is there a way to change my IP location to different cities so that I can see results in those areas? An IP proxy maybe?



 7:13 pm on Jul 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

Using a proxy server is one approach. The Adwords preview tool can also help: https://adwords.google.com/select/AdTargetingPreviewTool


 12:35 pm on Jul 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks Tedster. However, that doesn't change the organic search results for me. That is still tracking by IP. It would be nice to be able to change your location.


 6:44 am on Jul 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

There's a Firefox plugin that allows you to search in regional Googles, but I've read that results can vary from city to city within a country so, as suggested, a proxy might be better.

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