If you’re using Google as default search engine for a while, then you know that you can search in another country buying going directly to the country level domain of the search engine giant. However, Google has announced that due to relevancy, the search engine will always serve results relevant to the country you are currently residing in.
According to Google, the decision to show the results specific to the country due to relevant search results. The company revealed that one out of five search results are related to the country. Google said, “Today, we’ve updated the way we label country services on the mobile web, the Google app for iOS, and desktop Search and Maps. Now the choice of country service will no longer be indicated by domain. Instead, by default, you’ll be served the country service that corresponds to your location. So if you live in Australia, you’ll automatically receive the country service for Australia, but when you travel to New Zealand, your results will switch automatically to the country service for New Zealand. Upon return to Australia, you will seamlessly revert back to the Australian country service.”
“If for some reason you don’t see the right country when you’re browsing, you can still go into settings and select the correct country service you want to receive. Typing the relevant ccTLD in your browser will no longer bring you to the various country services — this preference should be managed directly in settings. In addition, at the bottom of the search results page, you can clearly see which country service you are currently using.”
However, if you are using the search engine and would like to search at a different country, you can still do so by changing the settings in the same way you change language and other related settings as mentioned by the company.
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