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Why is there no Google USA?

     
1:54 pm on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Seems probably like a silly question as most probably the google.com version is some sort of the USA version, right?

However in any other country you can search with one click within the countries pages (domain or hosted), what about the USA?

Also, there is no one click version of searching for spanish sites in the USA. (according to the CIA factbook Spanish is the native language of 10.7% and even the Whitehouse has a spanish version.)

...so again, any particular reason why there is no Google USA?

11:07 pm on May 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

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We are very US-centric in the US.

.com IS seen as the US TLD here.

.us is just an oddity, scarcely a reality.

10:06 pm on May 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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so thats the only reason? and no simple way to search within US based sites?

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6:31 am on May 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It would be possible to come up with some kind of approximation of US sites, but the rules would have to be very different from every other country. The domain suffix is not useful, the country where the server is hosted is not a good indicator, the only thing left is WHOIS info.

IMO it's probably that they don't want to set a separate set of rules into concrete for the US, combined with a lack of demand among US web surfers. They're very well served by the current setup.

 

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