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Can anyone pls guide me through this....
when i search for ranking of my keyword on www.google.com, does it gives me result of non-US or US based, if i want to see the ranking results for US based results only how to proceed for that..
when we do any search on google.com does tht revert backs for result not highlighted for US specially..?
pls Guide me how to proceed..
One factor that comes into play is the user's IP address. So if you can search on Google through a server that is in a location where you want to see the results, that's the only sure way.
The Adwords Diagnostic tool lets you play around down to the city level. I haven't studied it that seriously for organic results, but it might be worth a spin.
Another hint would be using country specific portals that have imported country specific results from google. E.g. www.aol.com will give me US results with more than 99% accurancy.
However, I am not able (because do not need to) check West coast vs. East coast in US - and I would expect slightly different results for websites connected to US teritory (not for international sites residing e.g. in EU)
The other thing is searching for websites in the US only. You can to this by adding the parameter &meta=cr%3DcountryUS. I don't know if this option is used much, because it is as far as I know not selectable from the American www.google.com homepage.
me being a Canadian and most of my traffic coming from U.S. SERPS I was in need of a solution like you are looking for right now...
You can use the service I use for free but will block it your access and require that you buy a subscription (dirt cheap) once you have met a certain quota of traffic that has gone though the proxy.
Hope this helps.
[edited by: tedster at 9:06 pm (utc) on Mar. 21, 2008]
The issue with duplicate content is getting one version filtered out - true penalties for duplicate content are extremely rare. If you use a cctld it will already be pre-targetted to that country in Webmaster Tools. In that case you WANT the other domain to be filtered out for search users within that country.
I've recently read various Google spokepeople recommending the same thing. Of course the content should still be localized for the country itself (currency, linguistic idioms etc) and not be an exact duplicate.