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    Question Check Google SERP for another country?


    I have a Canadian customer that when he searches google.com from Canada he only gets Canadian results. Google must be basing it on his IP address location.

    How can he check his rankings for US based search?
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    Originally Posted by BidRank
    I have a Canadian customer that when he searches google.com from Canada he only gets Canadian results. Google must be basing it on his IP address location.

    How can he check his rankings for US based search?
    Sounds unlikely. Google tends to try and geolocate it's visitors - it's a real pain in the bits - but they normally give you the possibility of switching to "real" google.com results.

    They do set cookies though - it might be worth clearing those before trying to get to the root of the matter.

    I remember working in France for an international company whose gateway went out in the UK. I had all sorts of trouble. My OS and SW was in French and my IP was UK based.

    At first I couldn't have anything other than FR or UK results. Then I cleared the cache, cleared out all the Google cookies (there were quite a few of those little critters) and forced my way in.

    I hate geo-location strategy... I've said it before, Just because I'm surfing on Venus, it doesn't mean I don't want the results seen in Penge!!!

    Thingy
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    Tell him to check his rankings on something like DP's rank checker.

    This seems to give consistently US results.
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    I am from Canada ... it is an IP based redirect.

    Select "search the web" instead of "pages from Canada" for GLOBAL (or US) results.

    You can also change the address line to read google.com instead of google.ca for GLOBAL (or US) results.
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    Noticed this over at wmw

    1 - Copy all the US IP's from this site onto an XLS
    http**://www.samair.ru/proxy/proxy-17.htm

    2 - Then plug them all into this site in 1 go:
    http**://www.checker.freeproxy.ru/checker/

    3 - With the working IPs that come back, insert your IP & associated port at the following location on IE:
    Tools > Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings > Use a Proxy Server

    4 - Close the browser & open it up again
    You should now be able to view US ads

    5 - Best to use ports 8000 or 8080 if you can

    6 - If you can't find any working IPS via above, try again later

    7 - Remember to take off the proxy once you're finished or you'll go nuts wondering why your ISP is so slow / offline. Happens to the best of us

    If you just needed to see us adwords returned with your search
    add.......... &gl=us to the URL.

    Mark

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