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ergophobe

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Tools for localizing search
« on: February 11, 2019, 06:59:57 PM »
I used to have some browser extensions that worked and Google used to let you do it right from the standard default search. None of those seem to function.

I know about the Adwords Preview tool but a) that's not the real thing and b) the links aren't even clickable.

How do I pretend I'm in Australia? Do you need to connect through an Australian proxy?

Oh, in theory Chrome dev tools let me set my longitude and latt, but if I do a local search (plumber, cleaning services) it shows me results for the town I am currently physically in.

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Re: Tools for localizing search
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 07:19:00 PM »
I used the Change Geo-Location plugin for Firefox
https://mybrowseraddon.com/change-geolocation.html

Then at the bottom of the SERPS, you select "Use Precise Location" and when it asks permission to know your location, you say "yes" and voila! I'm seeing Sydney cleaning services now

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Re: Tools for localizing search
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 10:35:42 AM »
There are a few out there.

https://valentin.app/

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Re: Tools for localizing search
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 03:39:28 PM »
These guys made a tool a while ago. Might do the trick for yo:
https://ambition.dk/kompetencer/media-search-social/trafik/tools/impersonal/

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Re: Tools for localizing search
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 05:17:24 PM »
https://valentin.app/

That one works too. Thanks!
https://ambition.dk/kompetencer/media-search-social/trafik/tools/impersonal/

That one too!


Mini- review...

I think the ambition.dk is the easiest option if you want to check from several locales, but the least precise. Only works at the country level.

The valentin.app option is the most precise as it lets you specify exact long/lat, language and language region

The plugin version is super convenient once you input your coordinates. If you're doing a lot of work for the same location, it is probably the most convenient.

I just needed to search from Sydney for various terms related to travel in Australia. Unfortunately, the destination, the Kimberley, has destinations all over (at least in South Africa and Canada), so non-localized results vary wildly depending on where you're searching from.