What Google users in the USA see is quite different to our British view as delivered by Google UK. I’m just back from a holiday to the States, and honest guv, I wasn’t working, but I couldn’t help but see some Google developments that might be coming our way soon.
Try searching for “Pizza” and Google now suggests Something Different, in this case for the American market, it would be fried chicken, nachos, or lasgna. Any suggestions for our British variants? Curry, kebabs, or sushi?
I just couldn’t resist a few other searches:
But the one I found most interesting, search for Google, and the Something Different recommendations do not include a very well known search engine beginning with the letter B (ing)
Pages Similar To
The search results are now including another section called Pages Similar To, which you could previously find using Google’s Info command
Keeping on our Bing theme, can you spot the missing search engine which could possibly appear as being similar to Bing?
This one has been around for a while, but Google in the USA is still better at showing flight information:
Local IP Addresses
And finally, the greater accuracy of IP addresses in the USA (the address your computer gives to identify where you are) means a generic search for a word like “weather” means Google is able to provide a precise weather focus specifically tailored for my own Zipcode:
- Take a look at my original Google comparison of Google UK vs Google USA, dating back to May 2007
- Learn more about the implications of inaccurate IP Addresses
- Our original review of Bing vs Google