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View Poll Results: What Would You Like Added To The Google Ad Preview Tool?
Drop down boxes to choose countries, cities, etc. 8 66.67%
Ability to save settings 7 58.33%
Show me every ad targeting a particular term 3 25.00%
Show organic results as if you were in a country, city, etc. 9 75.00%
A picture of AdWords Rep 4 33.33%
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Old 08-23-2006   #1
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How To See Google AdWords Shown In Other Countries

We advertise for the US and UK markets. Of course we can only see the Google serps and sponsored links based on our IP address which is US based.

In order to advertise effectively we need to be able to view the sponsored links that show if you searched from a UK IP address.

Anybody know how we can get Google to show us the serps as though we were viewing it from the UK?

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Old 08-23-2006   #2
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Go to http://www.google.co.uk/. That should give you what youa re looking for.
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Old 08-23-2006   #3
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Thanks for your reply, however, thats what we found that does not work. If we visit google.uk, the system still skews the results because we are in the USA. We do not see UK sponsored links either because our IP says we are American and so serves American sponsored links.

Google works like this for other countries, maybe all of them. We were in Italy a few weeks ago and tried to access google.com but still got Italian results.

We wre looking to be able to log into google.co.uk and have goole think we are at a UK IP address.

At the moment we can use people who are actually based in the UK but this is not suitable in the long term.
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Old 08-24-2006   #4
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Type in your query as usal, then at the end of SERP URL add: &gl=uk

This should do it. If you wanted to look at results for say Germany or Australia you would simply replace the uk with de or au
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Type in your query as usual, then at the end of SERP URL add: &gl=uk
Yes, I've used this gl command (global locator) often and it works well. Plus, here's the list of ISO country codes:
http://www.iso.org/iso/en/prods-serv.../list-en1.html
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Old 08-25-2006   #6
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Works Great

Thanks for your help!
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Old 08-25-2006   #7
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Missed this one somehow ... great help there guys (Russian and abbot)
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Anybody know how we can get Google to show us the serps as though we were viewing it from the UK?
I'll have some really exciting news on this topic, folks - as early as next week.

I think you'll like it. After four years with AdWords, I still get excited by new stuff, and I'm pretty jazzed.

Shamless plug: Keep an eye on the Inside AdWords blog (@ http://adwords.blogspot.com/) too, if you don't want to count on me.

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Old 09-01-2006   #9
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That may be tought to do. The ad should behave the same as UK.
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I'll have some really exciting news on this topic, folks - as early as next week.
So, Google's homepage will allow you to specify a "search origin" location, irrespective of your actual physical location? And this specifier could be any country, or a region within a country (such as a ZIP in the US)? So, you can travel the world virtually, doing searches as though you were located anywhere? Of course I'm just guessing, but anything less than this will now be a let down ;-)
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when you are done with all the genius ideas simply download and install adsense preview tool here https://www.google.com/support/adsen...y?answer=10005
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when you are done with all the genius ideas simply download and install adsense preview tool here https://www.google.com/support/adsen...y?answer=10005
Yes, this tool has geo-target preview features, but I believe it's only for the Content Channel. Am I wrong? We're interested in the Search Channel.
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http://www.google.co.uk/sponsoredlinks
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That link works for me
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I'll have some really exciting news on this topic, folks - as early as next week.

I think you'll like it. After four years with AdWords, I still get excited by new stuff, and I'm pretty jazzed.

Shamless plug: Keep an eye on the Inside AdWords blog (@ http://adwords.blogspot.com/) too, if you don't want to count on me.

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AWR - what happened? Did I miss the news?
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Old 09-07-2006   #16
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I'll have some really exciting news on this topic, folks - as early as next week.
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AWR - what happened? Did I miss the news?
Thanks for the interest.

The week isn't over yet! And I'm still quite hopeful. I'll be watching the Inside AdWords blog, and I'll let you know when to visit (not that you wouldn't want to visit every day or so, anyway...).

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AWR - what happened? Did I miss the news?
Ok, please check the Inside AdWords blog now. I hope you'll like the news.

Just to make it easy, here's the link: http://adwords.blogspot.com/

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Thank you. Really.

Are the search results also representative of what a person in that location would see?

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Are the search results also representative of what a person in that location would see?
A good question helen, and the short answer is 'Yes'.

Here's a longer and more detailed answer: You will see the same ads that someone searching in your chosen area would see, in the moment that you do the search.

It's always been the case that different ads could show from one search the next, because of a number of factors such as daily budget, scheduled times for ad delivery, ad rotation, and so on.

With that as a given, when you use the Preview tool you'll see the same ads that searchers in your specified area would see at the time of your search.

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Does this work? The Google AdWords International Search Tool:

shareup.com/dc/swres.html

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