Maybe someone would be able to shine his/her light on this?
Yesterday, based on a previous post, I tried to check what the difference would be in Local Pack results by using my VPN’s London server location compared to Google’s own Search Location (London, UK). Also with a view on the fact that Pigeon has not hit the UK yet, I wanted to take some Before & After screenshots.
However, the results left me a little baffled.
The results I am getting below are on iPad, using Safari while being logged out of Google and having cleared my History, Cookies and Data.
The weird thing now is that I keep getting real local results when I opt for “Use my location”. The VPN server is based in London, but I still keep seeing Local Pack results for BB10 postcode which is Burnley and several hundreds of miles away (but where I am actually based). This is after logging out of Google, and clearing History, Cookies and Data; and ultimately rebooting my iPad. So, what could be overriding the VPN Server location?
I get the same results after changing the VPN location to Dublin, so theoretically my Public IP address should be somewhere in Ireland?