Google search returning UK & AU,  but I just want USA

Posted on 2011-04-29
Last Modified: 2012-06-27

Recently I have been greatly annoyed that Google is returning many UK & AU sites.
I just want USA sites.
For example I google "house scaffold cost" and the first 10 sites are in the UK.
Following bad advice I looked up my IP address and it says I am in Pensacola FL,
I am actually in the midwest using Mediacom.
Is Google falling apart?
or is there something I can do to just get USA sites?

Question by:AndyPandy
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    I made the same search here in California and I see the same. If you don't care to see results from these sites, you can try removing them from the search. I did so and the listings didn't show up afterward.

    house scaffold cost

    Author Comment

    Thanks for trying that query,  that is useful info.
    Now how do we get Google to sort results by balancing relevance and distance. ;)

    I am leaving the question up for a couple days to see if soemone else has an idea other than

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    by:Brian Gee
    As an append, you can also include the search to be...

    house scaffold cost *.com

    ... to deliver .com results, which are not necessarily going to be USA sites, but that will eliminate all the other sites that do not have a .com tld.

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