I notice if I search for a site with the advanced options for google it puts: Code: &cr=countryUS But if I add the typical extension for US local: It gives me a different search position (20 position shift)?!?! Is Google punishing us for using this manual tweak to the URL? How can I get consistent search result for US english? I found this page that always gives me a conflicting info too which doesn't help! www ventio se /seo-tools/google-position/ Thanks for any assistance.