As an internet marketer living in Canada, probably 90% of my efforts go into marketing in other countries. However, as I’m sure you’re aware, Google likes to serve up local search results based on where you are located. This can sometimes make things tricky, like if I’m trying to analyze my PPC competition in Australia, or the US.
Quite a while ago I came across a site called AdwordsAnywhere, and it let you do a search, then choose which country you wanted to search from. It would then return the results inside a frame.
This was very helpful, if a little cumbersome, but recently I went back to the site and found it didn’t exist any more. I still don’t know what happened to those guys, but it seems as though they’ve disappeared.
Thankfully, that led me on a quest for a replacement, and that replacement is the Google Global Firefox Extension.
It works seamlessly in Firefox, so when you’re searching for something, in the space of about two clicks you can repeat your search in any area of the world. It’s pretty cool.
This is super helpful for any localized SEO work, as well as localized PPC and the like.
Go check it out. It’s free.