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    Google Search Using VPN


    Hello, I see Google removed the ability to search from a near by location. I live near Milwaukee and I could search like I was in Chicago but that is now gone.

    What are some thoughts on using a VPN to search from a different city to see how you place based off location? Is there any other method? Is it even needed?

    Thanks
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    i personally don't use a VPN to search as fundamentally the page you want to rank should have the location in the title since if someone wants a landscaper they would most probably add a location as well e.g. "landscaper chicago" and the search results should be relatively the same whichever location you are in the US. those who just type in "landscaper" would get relevant results based in their location but then that comes down to what you have put on your on-page i.e. if you have chicago in your title for example.
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    i thought this is a part of Possum update.
    each location will display different SERP, i have to use vpn
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    I would be interesting to see what using a VPN and say Opera not logged in to Google vs IE and Chrome, etc.
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    You can use a tool like: isearchfrom.com

    There is a specific &uule hash code that you can get from there to append to any Google search string URL. So for example you can use that tool to find the following for Chicago and then append the following to any Google search:
    &uule=w+CAIQICIeQ2hpY2FnbyxJbGxpbm9pcyxVbml0ZWQgU3 RhdGVz
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    I live in Central America but do SEO services for companies in the USA. I use Hide My *** when I want to do a local search in the states. It works fine and is pretty inexpensive.
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    I can't believe I forgot this site: isearchfrom.com
    You can search from any city and choose what type of device you want the search to generate.
    Last edited by dzine; Feb 20th, 2017 at 09:02 AM. Reason: delinked, then approved

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