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If I do a search for a certain keyword via for example www.google.de when using a DK-based ISP, I do not get search results like a German person using a german ISP would. Are there any tools/services that I can use to easily check my position in various european countries (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Norway)?
This would be relevant for me for both Adwords ranking and the normal Google ranking.
This certainly is true for "Global Google Firefox Extension" and also putting for example "&gl=de" at the end of the url.
By using [google.com...] and specifying language to be German and domain to be .de, the result was more sensible, but I don't believe this would be what a "native" German would see. We have suddenly seen a large increase in hits from Germany on a certain keyword, and searching on this particular keyword didn't show our site on the first 25 pages. I suspect we are actually on page 1 or 2.
Probably the only way to do it would be to perform the search on a German based client somehow, but I just don't know how this could be achieved.
However, I have found that
do NOT give the same results :o
As far as I can see this seems to be a reliable presentation of your actual ranking seen from a given geographic location.
It would have been nice though, if you could easily extract your actual position as a matrix on various markets. The above tool requires you to manually look through a number of pages to locate where your website is located, but it does the trick :)
After a bit of pre-holiday experimenting, I have found that the same SERPs can be achieved by expanding the URL I gave above
eg: [google.com ]
This query could be bookmarked for convenient daily SERP checking :)