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Google NCR: access the Google homepage with “no country redirect”, then reset the language (via: Stack Overflow)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/30

Though the question is still marked as “not a real question” (even after the edit by Michael Mrozek), the answers by User Mr. Smith – Stack Overflow and User FrustratedWithFormsDesigner – Stack Overflow are very valuable, as they describe NCR (no, not the National Cash Register company, but No Country Redirect).

The NCR url will force google.com to stay at the .com domain, not redirect the local country domain:

http://www.google.com/ncr

After that, none of the other Google URLs will auto-redirect to the country site any more: good thing!

Later I found a few other nice pages explaining NCR too (:

Another thing is that (if you did not yet know about NCR), you accidentally can end up with the wrong Google.com language. Resetting that is easy too as it answered at How can I force my browser to search Google in English? – Super User.

  1. Goto http://www.google.com/preferences#languages
  2. Reset the Google text language
  3. Reset the Google search results language

–jeroen

via: How to access the main Google homepage (no country redirect) – Stack Overflow.

2 Responses to “Google NCR: access the Google homepage with “no country redirect”, then reset the language (via: Stack Overflow)”

  1. […] you do that, Google forces a no-country redirect (just like you can do with Google.com: browse to http://www.google.com/ncr), and it remembers that choice […]

  2. […] the Google NCR trick can be used to prevent the Google.com search site from redirecting to a localized one, you need a […]

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