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Google Like You Live in Another Country

When you check your web analytics reports, do you notice that your website been visited by people from Europe, Asia or another part of the world? Ever wonder how they found your site? Or, perhaps your company sells products outside the US and international SEO and SEM are important elements of your online marketing campaigns?

If you’ve ever wanted to see how your website or ads appear in Google search results viewed by people in other countries, your days of wanting are over. Now you can sit at your computer and easily Google like you live somewhere else.

GoogleGlobal is a free extension for Firefox that has been created by RedFly Marketing Ltd. It enables users to easily see what Google search results look like in other countries, cities and zip codes. It also shows the user how organic and paid search results look from a specific IP address, from any US zip code and in different languages. I’ve been testing GoogleGlobal and think it is a fabulous tool.

After downloading the add-on, the GoogleGlobal icon will be installed in your Firefox or Chrome toolbar. Click on it and the list of default countries appear on the drop down. Or, search for something on Google. When you see you search results page, simply right click anywhere on the search results page, select “Search Google Global” and pick what geographic location you would like to see the results from. Voila!

GoogleGlobal comes pre-set with Google searches for Australia, Canada, UK, Ireland and the US. If you want to add new country or zip code-based searches, just click on “Show Options” and follow the simple steps.

GoogleGlobal only works with Firefox and Chrome browsers. So, if you don’t use either of those browsers, you may need to travel to the destination in question to view the Google results. Or, save the frequent flier miles and just download one of those two browsers!


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