But how does Google know?

  drew645 04:54 11 Jun 2007
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I was curious to read an article where Google was remarking on the most popular searches in different regions of the UK.
I can understand they can identify a search comes from Britain but how can they identify area? Surely an IP address would only tell them the ISP?
Call me paranoiac but I'm curious!
Cheers
Andrew

  wiz-king 05:45 11 Jun 2007

IP adress will tie you to a house if it is a static address, a dynamic one gives you the nearest town or city that has a switching node.
try it and see click here

  irishrapter 06:32 11 Jun 2007

Not good, it says I am in Oxford !
I live in N.Ireland so its a bit off !

  drew645 16:35 11 Jun 2007

Ahhh...........
Thanks
Andrew

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