| 10:25 am on Nov 6, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I know there are better ways of doing it but you can simply change the URL. For example a search for webmasterworld on Google enters a URL that looks like,
If you go into your address bar and change .co.uk to .com like this,
[google.com...] you will see .com results.
Perhaps someone can tell us a better way? I think there may be a website that allows you to search on different servers?
[edited by: BeeDeeDubbleU at 11:01 am (utc) on Nov. 6, 2007]
| 10:30 am on Nov 6, 2007 (gmt 0)|
The best way is by using proxy servers (machines allowing you to connect through them) and use also a different URL (as suggested by BeeDeeDubbleU).
If you use only the country URL, sometimes Google shows different results depending on your IP address (and proxy servers mask your IP address)
| 12:17 pm on Nov 6, 2007 (gmt 0)|
so when you host a site , you must becareful of the proxy servers as they can influence your target audience. i.e a server whose proxy is in germany should not aim for Canada .
| 2:46 pm on Nov 6, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Simply changing .co.uk to .com doesn't seem to change the results at all for me with Google. It isn't important to me with a UK specific site but if there is a simple way to do this by fiddling with paramters in the url then natural curiosity will get the better of me.
| 2:51 pm on Nov 6, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Correction - England is just too good for the phrase that I tested. A US site did creep in at the bottom of the page. (A location specific search for a name that occurs on both sides of the Atlantic).
| 3:57 pm on Nov 6, 2007 (gmt 0)|
Funny this .
The term i am using the one url gets a number 1 ranking for
.com search using all the web as criteria however for a .co.uk it gets a 3 place ranking using all the web as a criteria .
What does the criteria button do : remove .com and .co.uk or what
When i click only .co.uk , .com domains still come up but the domain i am looking at is nowhere on the first page .
| 11:21 pm on Nov 6, 2007 (gmt 0)|
I've used [google.com ] before. I don't know how reliable it is.