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Google show different results by different "us" and "US"

Discussion in 'Google' started by Sxperm, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. #1
    I just test by do google search for many keywords. I use Google.com and inserted parameter &gl=us to make global setting as USA. I found some keywords result show different between "us" and "US". You may try it yourself with your own keyword by copy below code and paste to your browser

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    2. http://www.google.com/search?q=keyword&gl=US
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    replace "keyword" with your keyword and try to switch between "US" and "us" and you will see some keyword show different results, not all keywords.

    This is also work with other country extension such as uk/UK, ca/CA too :) Just try it
     
    Sxperm, Apr 23, 2008 IP
  2. InfoSmith

    InfoSmith Peon

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    I think google search in case sensitive (some case)

    they think us means ours
    and US means United States
     
    InfoSmith, Apr 23, 2008 IP
  3. Sxperm

    Sxperm Well-Known Member

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    I don't think Google would define different between capital alphabets and non-capital one in "global" field value :D That would messed up. As I stated, not all keywords being shown differently, just some keywords.
     
    Sxperm, Apr 23, 2008 IP
  4. hillord

    hillord Active Member

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    well yeah i guess CAPS for US is for United States and us is for us :)
     
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  5. vpguy

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    This is interesting. I can't really speculate why it should show different results. Maybe each permutation (us, uS, Us, US) is sent to a different datacenter? :p
     
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  6. Rudy1211

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    There have been a number of reports noticing the case sensitive results in Google SERPs as early as 2/21 in the UK. Google clearly states in The Essentials of Google Search that "Google searches are NOT case sensitive".
     
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  7. BoldlyGo

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    That's very interesting!

    It's contradictory to most of what I've read.

    According to google's official help center, google doesn't recognize capital letters.

    "Google searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. For example, searches for george washington, George Washington, and gEoRgE wAsHiNgToN will all return the same results."

    http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=searchguides.html&ctx=basics&hl=en
     
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  8. InfoSmith

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    google said lots of things.
     
    InfoSmith, Apr 24, 2008 IP
  9. kingofsanda

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    I think google is case sensitive for certain search terms, that's a great observation.
     
    kingofsanda, Apr 24, 2008 IP