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Mostly, I am interested in how search results present for someone living in the US, so how do I get Google to do that i.e. ignore my IP?
[and I'm not talking about ads or sponsored listings, I'm talking about the normal search results]
Seeing Country-Located Results - from outside the country [webmasterworld.com]
The surest approach would be a VPN or proxy server located in the country whose results you want to see.
If you click on the url in my post; the "ncr" part of the url disappears when you get to Google... but it still only shows the USA results for me (but does show the local adwords) .... unless it does not work for UK for another reason?
It's a great tool. Just choose the google.? & the country & it will show you results & ads.
For instance for Canada choose google.ca & country Canada.
Using the tools in our log analysis programme also puts us at no.15
I recently noticed on the Google UK home page an option to 'Go to google.com'. This apparently shows the US rankings (though with UK ads), and puts our site at no.3.
Using the methods suggested in this thread gives the same result - we show at no.3.
However, we know without doubt that if we were truly at no.3 we would be showing vastly more hits for this keyword than is the case. Sadly they do reflect a no.15 position.
SO ... are we at no.3 or no.15 - and why the difference?
If you're seeing UK ads then it means that google has sniffed your UK IP address.