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See Google Search Results By Country with Google Global Firefox Extension

Posted on 14th July, 2007

RedFly Marketing has released a Firefox extension that let you see what searchers in other countries are seeing for a particular search.

You can also use it to compare organic search results in different countries or if you want to see how your AdWords PPC campaigns appear in different regions.

Previously, I’ve been manually appending &gl=country to the query string in my search URL to view the search results in a particular country. For example, if I want to see who are paying for the keyword “free stuff” in the US, I constructed the following:

http://www.google.com/search?q=free+stuff&gl=US

In contrast, the local search returns only one or no AdWords competitor for that keyword.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=free+stuff

This information helps you get a better feel how the competitions are in other countries and adjust your AdWords campaign accordingly.

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  • Dave Davis says:

    Thanks for the mention Gaman. Very much appreciated. I there are any features you think would be useful or have any bugs to report, we are all ears.

    Thanks again.

    PS: I have subscribed to your blog 🙂

    • Gaman says:

      Dave, your plugin is great and I think my readers will agree with me 🙂

      Thanks for subscribing to Sabahan.com. I’ve subscribed to your blog too. 🙂

  • Lorna says:

    Very useful, particularly if you want to search for particular niche that you want to localize on for a particular country.

  • LiewCF says:

    instead of adding “&gl=country”, I only add the country code at the end of domain: google.com.MY

    • Gaman says:

      No that doesn’t work if you want to view AdWords ads for the US and the UK. Besides even if someone in the US use google.com.my to search Google, he’ll see AdWords ads targeted specifically to the US market, not Malaysian.

      Using Google.com doesn’t mean you’ll see AdWords ads as they appear in the US. Instead you’ll see Malaysian targeted ads.

      You’ll need to use “&gl=country”

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