Google Tests Dropping Off Country Specific Search?

The SEO Home blog has noticed that Google UK is now testing removing the radio button to only show “pages from the UK.” If you visit google.co.uk you may notice the radio button, but some are noticing that the radio button for that country specific option is now missing.

Google UK With the Country Specific Filter:

Google UK Pages From

Google UK without the Country Specific Filter:

Google UK Pages From

Gabs from SEO Home only sees Google UK lacking the radio button when using Google Chrome. When he searches on Google Chrome, he still can get to the filter, but only after he searches and only after he scrolls to the bottom of the search results and clicks on the link that reads “Show only results for United Kingdom.”

Google UK Pages From

Gabs specifically does not like the new way Google is testing this. He feels that searchers should have the option right from the beginning of the search. I don’t know if Google agrees.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: Outside US | Google: User Interface | Google: Web Search | Top News

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  • http://www.brickmarketing.com nickstamoulis

    So does this mean that Google UK (and others) are only showing country .co.uk search results?

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