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How can I see Google US results when in the UK

     
2:08 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Can you tell me how I can see what Google.com results would be if I were in the US, as I think Google picks up my country IP are displays results for this location.
3:08 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I would think if you went directly to the individual datacenters that would work ie. www-dc.google.com, www-in.google.com
3:16 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Adwords are still country targetted by doing this.
3:38 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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when you to google

like when i type in google.com takes me to .ca but then you will have link at the bottom saying take me to google.com

i am not sure that will change anything since google.ca still searches .com anyway

might no search the same in uk but should be able to get to .com like i explained

4:37 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You can use a proxy service. There are free ones out there.. you simply go to their site, enter the URL that you'd like to start with, and it will open the page for you using their server, change the links so anything clicked goes through their server, and then redisplay the output to you.

These are generally used for privacy purposes and surfing anonymously (or working around site blocks :-) ).. but if you find one of these in the US, then it should have he affect you're looking for.

4:46 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Answer kindly provided by fax_machine:

"I had exactly the same question a while ago and it took me ages to get the answer from Google but finally they answered the question.
Do a search on www.google.co.uk for your chosen keyword. Then add &gl=US to the end of the URL that is in the top of your web browser and reload the page.

You will now see the US targetted adwords adverts appearing on the right hand side."

6:01 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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unless you check pages from the UK
serps are the sam
but ads are differen

not correct? please sticky me an exampl

6:20 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ever since Florida, I've been suspicious that Google is misusing geolocation. Why - despite static or improved SERPS, my traffic has dropped generally and is now very erratic. Traffic on Mondays always seems dreadful. Some days I get plenty of hits from Google.com and some days all my hits are from country-specific Google like google.uk

There's definitely something odd happening. I tried the proxy trick several days ago but it revealed nothing.

My site is a .net hosted in the UK.

Kaled.

6:24 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The easy way? Just use HotBot. It has a Google button :)
7:01 pm on Dec 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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kaled,

<I tried the proxy trick several days ago but it revealed nothing.>

I don't know what that means. Do you mean that the results weren't altered, or that it didn't work at all? I've used it before like this without problems.

It also depends on the complexity of the proxy service. Some proxies are very simple and will simply translate links in anchors, but they are unable to correctly translate POST forms (like the search button), so it may translate the home page for you, but as soon as you hit Search it takes you back to Google without the proxy.

Look for the URL in your address bar to be that of the proxy service, not necessarily the page that you're visiting.

 

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