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Setting up search engines to be region specific


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#1 MikBraum

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 07:00 AM

How does one set up Google search, or Yahoo search or any other to give results only from my own region e.g. .za or .uk or .au etc.?

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Posted 11 August 2010 - 10:39 PM

Local search engines of Google and Yahoo, automatically give the local results.

In Google click on Advanced Search and choose your Region to search for. In Yahoo you can click on Options -> Advanced Search and select a Country to search from.

For Google the search URL is http://www.google.com/search?cr=countryUK&as_q=bleep
You can replace the UK in the above URL to any 2 letter country code like US, CA, NZ, RU etc. to search for that country. Replace bleep with your search terms. If your search terms contain spaces, then replace spaces with a plus sign(+). For example,
http://www.google.com/search?cr=countryUK&as_q=bleeping+computer

For Yahoo, the search URL is http://search.yahoo.com/search?vc=uk&p=bleep
Same rules apply as in the Google search.

Edited by Romeo29, 11 August 2010 - 10:41 PM.





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