So I included Red Fly’s Google Global plugin in my recent post about essential SEO plugins for Firefox and while using it this morning I realised that it didn’t actually work quite how I thought it did.
At the moment, when you select a country to search in it simply does a search in Google.com with the “&gl=[country code]” spliced into the search string.
I would prefer that as well as splicing in the “&gl=” it also performs the search in the relevant Google site. So for example, if I select FR as my language – it performs the search in Google.fr and also appends “&gl=FR” into the search string. Simply searching Google.com with the “&gl=” in the query string doesn’t return the same results as searching in the actual language version of Google.
Yes I realise that I could have simply sent RedFly an email but that would be so Web 1.0 – if they don’t respond to this I’m going to go looking for them on Facebook
Tom Critchlow Tom Critchlow is VP Operations for the NYC office, living in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan. Fiercely curious about most things and passionate about everything.