Posted by : Deepak Vasudevan Saturday, July 07, 2007

Google NCR

Most of you would be knowing about this trick in navigating to Google generic website. But I just came to know only a few days before and hence thought I would share the information with others too.



Whenever you type http://www.google.com/, Google automatically tries to redirect you to your country-specific website. For me, it always redirects to http://www.google.co.in/ (Google India). But when we specifically want to navigate to Google Generic website for some reason, there are two ways to accomplish the same.

  1. Click the 'Go to Google.com' link at the bottom of the webpage that is displayed from http://www.google.co.in/
  2. To prevent this redundant click, you can opt to type http://www.google.com/ncr/ which would prevent the redirect from happening. The NCR stands for No Country Redirect. There is a brief discussion about this NCR over this forum.

You may also like to check out Google help documentation regarding the country redirections from here.

2 Responses so far.

  1. brahmma says:

    That has to be http://www.google.com/ncr instead of http://www.google.com/ncr/

    The additional "/" at the end of the URL will assume that you're trying to view a page inside their server and you'll just get an error message instead of google search page.

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