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can i fake the google that i am a US customer being in the UK?

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Hello Experts,

I wanted to know if there is any way I can get US search results on the google website being in the UK so that I can see appropriate sponsorship links.

We are trying to launch a website for the US customers. When I do a keyword search I am getting UK results regardless of specify the domain type and other search options.

Can I set the US IP address to my machine and do a google search?

please advise
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Or from the google.co.uk page there should be a link at the bottom on the right that says "Go to Google.com", the link for that is http://www.google.com/ncr

That should give you the results you need.
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hi techasso

thanks for your input, do you think using proxy switcher pro i can pretend that i am browsing google website from the US being in the UK?

http://www.proxyswitcher.com/how_it_works.html

please advise

rindi & QEMS

i can obviously change the google search options however if you could please notice the sponsored link section on the right, that still says the UK

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s

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There are web based proxies out there that you can use - just google cgi proxy and see what pops up.

Another one I have had to block recently is from "clearsurfnetwork" - just google that.

I can't be more specific with web based proxy links as I have to block them for the network here and I don't want to start unblocking things to get you a link that you can probably find quickly enough yourself =)

If you go to google from one of the web based proxies you should be able to spot which country they are located in pretty quickly.

Good luck finding one.

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yes u can do. i have done it but it take a little time to find the working proxy server

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ok thanks let me do some more research on google..

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hi QEMS

thanks for your input, you mean to say if i do a google search on http://whois.domaintools.com/clearsurfnetwork.com i would get US results being in the UK? I mean does this website itself act as proxy server?

do I have to install the tool from the above to actually setup a proxy? please can you advise how exactly the site is working here?

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clearsurfnetwork is a provider of web based proxy websites - they provide a large number of different addresses to get you to a proxy. They change names frequently to try to prevent people like me blocking access to them (I am in a school and pupils try to use sites like these to get at content that should be filtered in school).

I can't drop the filtering here and visit the site to get you a specific address to visit, but go to clearsurfnetwork.com and you should see several options there.

Once you visit one of their web based proxies you should see a section to type in the web address you want to visit. You will see a lot of advertising, but type in the URL you want to visit and their server will act as a proxy for you - its all done via a browser with no software install.

Google will most likely see this proxy as being in the states and present relevant advertising based on that location rather than the uk.

Disclaimer - Just make sure that you are not in breach of your company's security policy or that your boss knows what you are doing - these sites are often used to try to cover tracks of illegitimate activity, although once in a while (as it appears to be in this case) you find a legitimate use for these things!

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thanks for your comments , much appreciated.

i will go through the site in bit more detail and get back to you..

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s
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