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How do I get around seeing localized results?

     
2:59 pm on Jul 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm wondering how I can get around localized search results in Google for national keywords. I work on several sites that target geo specific keywords in different cities (i.e. "widgets in chicago"), as well as, national search terms (i.e. "widgets"). When I do a search for our national keywords (i.e. "widgets"), I get localized search results even when I'm not logged in. I know that Google is showing results based on my IP location. This is very annoying.

Is there a way to change my IP location to different cities so that I can see results in those areas? An IP proxy maybe?

7:13 pm on July 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Using a proxy server is one approach. The Adwords preview tool can also help: [adwords.google.com...]
12:35 pm on July 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks Tedster. However, that doesn't change the organic search results for me. That is still tracking by IP. It would be nice to be able to change your location.
6:44 am on July 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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There's a Firefox plugin that allows you to search in regional Googles, but I've read that results can vary from city to city within a country so, as suggested, a proxy might be better.
 

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