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Author Topic: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!  (Read 3693 times)

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Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« on: May 11, 2012, 05:07:40 PM »
As of around 9pm GMT Google.com is redirecting me to Google.co.uk

All browsers, all computers in the house.

This has buggered up my address bar search in Opera.

Has this happened to everyone in the UK?
Just those on TalkTalk?
Or just me!

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Re: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 05:31:47 PM »
It is 'supposed' to do that, I am in Canada and have been getting redirected to .ca for a long time

I guess it might still affect your search but adding /ncr bypasses the country specific domain

www.google.com/ncr

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Re: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2012, 05:33:59 PM »
As of around 9pm GMT Google.com is redirecting me to Google.co.uk

All browsers, all computers in the house.

This has buggered up my address bar search in Opera.

Has this happened to everyone in the UK?
Just those on TalkTalk?
Or just me!

Suddenly? - It's been doing that for years...

Ampa

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Re: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2012, 05:36:53 PM »
Odd - interesting

I've always been able to get to both sites depending upon which TLD I use... now it seems keen that I use the UK site.

Oh well  :-\

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Re: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2012, 05:40:51 PM »
Odd - interesting

I've always been able to get to both sites depending upon which TLD I use... now it seems keen that I use the UK site.

Oh well  :-\

I have always been directed to the .co.uk :/

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Re: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2012, 06:24:16 PM »
funny, I used always get redirected to .de, but now I can go to directly to the .com version :-\

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Re: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2012, 07:22:17 PM »
I guess it might still affect your search but adding /ncr bypasses the country specific domain

www.google.com/ncr

Since it is fed on cookies, it redirects me to country specific domain :(
More annoying on VPN.

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Re: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2012, 07:27:39 PM »
Since it is fed on cookies, it redirects me to country specific domain :(

I have it bookmarked and it works, strange  :-\

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Re: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2012, 07:30:58 PM »
@rgdot
As I've said: cookies.
If I allow Google to store them… no problems with this link BUT I want my search results not to be too smart.

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Re: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2012, 07:48:57 PM »
Using Firefox with the search settings at default I get the following:
1) search term in the search field will auto-redirect to .au
2) search term in the address field will stay at .com

Been this way for at least a couple of years.


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Addendum: Forget what I said, it's the OptimizeGoogle addon which kicks it to www.google.com when it forces it to https  :-[

Still, interesting side effect.
« Last Edit: May 12, 2012, 03:03:37 AM by 4wd »

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Re: Google.com is suddenly redirecting me to Google.co.uk ?!
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2012, 06:58:22 AM »
Google is creating local profiles for search results, so it is forcing users to stay within local boundaries. That said, you can always use google.com/ncr