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2:13 pm on Jun 29, 2017 (gmt 0)

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There may be a better forum on here for this discussion. I do use this site a lot and although this isn't a general webmaster question, I hope somebody can be of assistance.

We work in the states but have to use a VPN located in Europe when working from home. What drives me nuts is when I go a site like GoDaddy it loads everything in Dutch at nl.godaddy.com cause the VPN is based out of the Netherlands. Now I've found a Google Chrome module which will change my location on map data so if I search for "pizza" I'm not seeing pizza parlors that are almost 4,000 miles away. :)

BUT how can I correct Google from pulling up google.nl or other sites from trying to show me European content? I know the data is showing me what it is because it THINKS I am in Europe. Still, I'm not but is this the price you pay with a VPN?

I have looked everywhere online and can't get a straight answer on other forums.
4:05 pm on June 29, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Are you trying to change your geo to a US IP when using your VPN or are you just using a VPN to mask your identity? You should be able to set your VPN to show you in any of 60 countries worldwide then you will see the Google will shift their search page/results to that country and native language.
5:46 pm on June 29, 2017 (gmt 0)

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If it's only Google you should be able to find one called Google dot com. Have you tried under "Preferences" to add on search engines? There is one called 'Google dot com' that will always give you google.com results, even when traveling. Of course, that only solves the google.nl problem.
4:06 pm on July 5, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Chuck, the VPN that I connect to is located in Europe. The business just wants every employee to be on the VPN when working. Is there a way to change my ip or how others see me even if the VPN is in Europe? I'm unaware of this?

I use Viscoity to connect to the VPN
 

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