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Old 10-31-2005, 10:50 AM
Carnac the Magnificent! Carnac the Magnificent! is offline
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Is there a way to filter out UK sites when Googling?

I need to localize my Google searches to the United States. Too many UK hits.

Is there a way to do this?
Old 10-31-2005, 11:00 AM
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You can filter out all sites on domains that end in .uk by adding -site:uk to your search terms.

Of course that won't filter out UK sites that use domains.
Old 10-31-2005, 11:23 AM
Harmonious Discord Harmonious Discord is offline
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Use the advanced search option andput in Must contain"US" Must not contain "UK""Britain". You can get the drift.
Old 10-31-2005, 03:35 PM
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When I use google, by clicking on a "search in..." button, I can choose between world web, pages in french and french pages (In case my sentence is unclear, in the former case, I get african, canadian, belgian, etc.. sites, while in the latter case, I only (well..mostly) get the french ones).

I'm surprised that the same options don't exist in the english version of google.

Besides, in the "languages tools" (under the "advanced search" option), you can tell google to search only the pages from a given country and save this preference. I assume this at least exists in the english version.


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