- Everywhere except US: google.com = search around the world
- US only: google.com = search in the US
In many fields, it is great that it is ranking closest business higher (ex: closest pizza place) but not filtering non US competitors when service doesn't need to be close by (ex: consulting services).
Knowing that the United states is the biggest promoter of the free market/open market etc., I am totally amaze to learn such a rule. Do as I Say, Not as I Do. As an example, if you don't have an address is the states and/or host our web site there, SEO (seach engine optimization) is useless to get new customers from the states (a insignificant market;), they won't find you if there are using the biggest search engine...google.
Do Oubama administration really need a buy America plan?
The first role of free trading in unrestricted access to information (i.e: économie de l'information: Joseph E. Stiglitz).
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