I Ask In English, Google Answers Me In Dutch

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I'm not quite sure why Google is returning me a Dutch answer in my SERPS when I'm located in the U.S. When I click on the "Web Definition Link", the Dutch "definition" is all that's returned.

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using a proxy server

Using a proxy server, tor or anything like that?

They are enhancing your user

They are enhancing your user experience. Resistance is useless!

Same here

I get the same result (for that specific search) here in NY. Might just be a bug (obviously) with that term - not sure why though.

re: no answers in english

Time to start creating some...

What's the problem?

Google clearly says:

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No definitions of executive search were found in English

Definitions of executive search on the Web in Dutch:
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IOW, it could only find a Dutch amswer to the query.

Mind you, I happen to be Dutch. ;)

Roelof -- /rule_of/

have you changed your

have you changed your settings or has someone done it for you?

Seems to be a bug

This wasn't unusual for me, as default Google searches do not define a specific language unless using lr=lang_en (it's simply weighted to your language if English data is available). Although even when using this variable, the Dutch definition still appears, which surely is a bug? Maybe Google just wants us all to learn a little Dutch?

Double Dutch

I get the same result (for that specific search) here in NY.

... shouldn't that be New Amsterdam?

I guess graywolf got it...

...but other than that, if you pose particularly intelligent questions, Google automatically assumes you are Dutch and answers them accordingly.

:-? LOL

Because you are one?

if you pose particularly intelligent questions, Google automatically assumes you are Dutch and answers them accordingly.

Is that because you are one? ;)

Google definitions

looks like Google frames your 'what is' query in as a:
'define:executive search' query.

if it's any consolation, i tried "define:blogging" and the high authority site listed is: http://codex.xwd.jp/index.php/Glossary
a Japanese language site.

you might have better luck with Wikipedia.

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