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Google thinks I'm in France

dfawatts
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Google thinks I'm in France

This means that advertisements on YouTube are all French and many of the search results are coming up as google.fr .  This happens on all PCs in the house and also to visitors so I don't believe it's anything to do with local settings.  Our wifi network does have a the name of a French ski resort but surely this isn't the reason.
Any ideas?
Dom
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MattyC
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

Salut dfawatts ,
Je l'ai vu avant , et je pense qu'il est parce que la géolocalisation de Google va un peu bizarre . Avez- vous postez ce fil à la maison? Je constate que vous ne l'utilisez une connexion Plusnet .
Voici quelques discussions passées qui soulèvent la même question:
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,123686.0.html/
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,129083.0.html/
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,132484.0.html/

Sorry I don't know what happened there.


Hi dfawatts,
I've seen this before, and I think it's because Google's geolocation goes a bit odd. Did you post this thread from home? I note that you are not using a Plusnet connection.
Here are a few past threads that raise the same issue:
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,123686.0.html/
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,129083.0.html/
http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,132484.0.html/
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digitalham
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

If it's from home reboot your router and you'll get a different IP unless you paid for fixed. That will pass the problem on to somebody else with any luck.
dfawatts
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

OK - home and thanks for the French response, tres bon!
I am fairly certain I have a fixed IP but here goes, I'm going to reboot the router.  Just wait for the kids to scream.
I'll post back when I'm done with the reboot.
dfawatts
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

Still in France  Roll eyes
jsm51
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

I ended up in Italy according to Google for a while. Found this page and reported the issue to them on the link given This sorted the problem after a few days.
https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/873?hl=en
dfawatts
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

Thanks - I've followed that and reported it.
danludlow
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

Bonjour! Just in passing, what do you think about French prices? better than here? ^-)
Sorry to be flippant, must be damn annoying, hope sorted out soon.
dfawatts
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

Bonjour, ca va?  Smiley
TBH, I use www.bing.com so it's not a problem for me normally.  It was bugging the kids a bit and visitors found it odd.
It was the advertisements in YouTube that were most annoying.  No silky seductive French types just tractors and yoghurts  Angry
Let's see if Google sorts it.
MattyC
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

Feel free to report back if it works, in case any more threads of a similar topic come through.
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dfawatts
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

All sorted.  I'm now back in England.  Recipe suggestions are back to being bland, the weather is going to be grey and damp and the traffic is going to be horrendous everywhere.
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

Merde.  Grin  I was looking forward to some tropical weather Crazy  But joking aside, I'm glad it's sorted.
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

Quote from: MattyC
Sorry I don't know what happened there.

Google Translate?  - We won't give away your secret, everyone will still think you can speak fluent French Wink
MattyC
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

Quote from: dfawatts
All sorted.  I'm now back in England.  Recipe suggestions are back to being bland, the weather is going to be grey and damp and the traffic is going to be horrendous everywhere.

Grin Grin Grin
@ChrisAO - I speak fluent Canadian French, Haitian French and Swiss French but I had to use Google translate for this post....honest!
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Re: Google thinks I'm in France

Whatever language you've been speaking it didn't include replying to my PM  Tongue  Cheesy
Mind you the typo in the title might have made you think I was talking double dutch Wink