Google Search Different Locations

Google Results in different locations

How to view Google results in different locations.

In my previous article I dealt with Googling your business. Now we'll look at using Google Adsense's preview tool to view search results when browsing in other countries. This is especially important for businesses looking for multi-regional growth.

When someone searches for your business while browsing in another country will they find you? Where do you rank in the search results? Let's look at how to use the tool.

Google SEO Tip

Site security is becoming more and more important. Install an SSL certificate to improve search rank.

Using the Google Adsense tool

You don't need to be logged in or have a Google Adsense account to use the preview tool. Simply go to their page here to start.

I'll use Cape Town Tutors, a company whose SEO I manage to explain results and give a few more tips to improve your rank. 

You need can change the city or town you want to search from on the left hand side. Also change the Google Domain as this will be the domain that the browser will access.

Google SEO Tip

When it comes to SEO, honesty is the best policy. Create good quality, original content that is relevant to your site.

Geolocation Search Country Google Adsense Tool

A look at the Google Search results

We rank top for "Cape Town Tutors" in a number of countries. I tried searching ten and they were all the same. We see that the Google business page comes up first again and again.

However, if we search for "Tutors Cape Town" which is a more logical order of the words we see different results. For different cities and countries the ranks change. 

Lets analyze the results:

Google your business

Google your Business

Googling Your Business

The best way to start using Google to grow your business is to "Google it". Find out what other people see when they do a search. 

When people search for your business what do they see? Do you rank first in the search results? Are you even on the first page? If you're not on the first page you have work to do. Start by setting up your Google Page so that Google knows you are open for business.

Let's Google one of the businesses who's SEO I manage, Cape Town Tutors

 
 

Google SEO Tip

Consider naming your business what you do and where you are. Cape Town Tutors contains the key search words "Tutors" and "Cape Town". When people search for tutors in Cape Town it increases the chances of a higher google rank.

Google your Business results

Google Search results

All is in good order. We see that the business comes up first. It's Google business page is on the right with photos and reviews. This is an important advert for your business. Make sure you have the right photos. Google also displays reviews from both Google and around the Web including Facebook reviews.

We see that because I was logged on there is an option to add photos and edit information about the business.

 

Google SEO Tip

Google search results in different regions by using the Google Adwords preview tool. When people in different cities or countries search for your business this will show you what they see.

Go to Google Adwords tool
Google your Business results UK
Google your business

Tips to improve your Google Business Page

First Google Your Business

The best way to start using Google to grow your business is to "Google" your business. Find out what other people see when they do a search. Do this when you are logged out of your Google account. Preferably from a different IP address. The Google algorithm tailors it's results for specific regions and for individuals. If you would like to see what people in different countries see when they search Google read this article.

So when people search for your business what do they see? Do you come up first in the Google search? Are you even on the first page? If you don't even come up on the first page you have work to do. Start by setting up your Google Page so that Google knows you are open for business.

Let's Google one of the businesses I run, Cape Town Tutors

 
 

SEO Tip

Consider naming your business what you do and where you are. Cape Town Tutors contains the key search words "Tutors" and "Cape Town". When people are searching for tutors in Cape Town it increases your chances of a higher google rank.

Google your Business results

Posting your photos

As the owner of your Google page you are able post your own photos on your management page.

When people find you in the Google search, often the first thing they look at is your pictures.

Confirm Google Business

First Google Your Business

The best way to start using Google to grow your business is to "Google" your business. Find out what other people see when they do a search. Do this when you are logged out of your Google account. Preferably from a different IP address. The Google algorithm tailors it's results for specific regions and for individuals. If you would like to see what people in different countries see when they search Google read this article.

So when people search for your business what do they see? Do you come up first in the Google search? Are you even on the first page? If you don't even come up on the first page you have work to do. Start by setting up your Google Page so that Google knows you are open for business.

Let's take the Googling one of the businesses I run, Cape Town Tutors

 
 
Create Google Business Page

How to create a Google Page for your Business

Set up a Business Page

If you want people to find your business on the web you need to set up a Google business page. First you need to be signed into your Google account.

Next you need to add your business info here. You will then be asked to add your area of service and then you simply click to confirm.

Google will then send a postcard to your address with a verification code. Postcards usually arrive within 22 days. When the postcard arrives you simply enter the code and boom you're done!

Confirm Google Business