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searching from different location domains and search engines malcolmcroucher
When i search google i get results for my area such google.co.uk if i wanted results for google.com (such as america ) what would i do?
I want to view pages in another location and see where they rank?
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, [ ...] google.co.uk
If you go into your address bar and change .co.uk to .com like this,
[ ...] you will see .com results. google.com
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] guarriman
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)
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 . piatkow
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. piatkow
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). malcolmcroucher
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 .
I've used [ ] before. I don't know how reliable it is. google.com