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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
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.
"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."
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.
<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.