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There used to be a place in google where you could change your location ...so if i am in town B but want results as if i were in town C i would enter town C. I dont see it anymore...can anyone please confirm that is no longer available...or am i looking in the wrong place?
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Hi Shonda,

Here's where I see it in Canada:

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I use the AdWords preview tool as well:

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Yep that's where it is in US too. Thanks Colan!
 

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Another place to find it is by clicking the gear icon in the top right corner. If not signed in, you will have to do a quick search first before the gear icon appears. I thought Google had removed it too, but they only made it harder to find.

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You should also be able to override your local search location by appending "IN City, State" to the end of your search string. I haven't checked recently but it appears to give the same SERPs as if I manually changed locations in the search options.
 

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Just on a slight side note, this is why local rank tracking is so difficult nowadays. I actually live in the centre of my city, but for some reason, Google grabs my location for searches as a neighbouring city (about 20 miles away).

Does anyone know why this happens? - Is it to do with the server location or something? :confused:

It doesen't effect my own rank tracking as I use "Places Scout" that manually tracks the location for each client.
 

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@Andrew - it dosent work all the times, working or not depends on keywords and niche

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@Nick - we have identified that Google IP Location DB has over 20% records different than official ISP providers DB ( Ripe & Arin ), most probably this is why you get the wrong location

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changing location from the GUI might work in most of the cases for the organic results, but for advertisers many times fails depending on how the AdWords campaigns were configured.
 
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