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12/15/15
Original Poster
andersnp

google.com/ncr is NOT working

Hi,

I normally use google.com/ncr because I travel and work away from home A LOT. This is no longer working for me. Upon entering google.com/ncr, I get immediately redirected to the local search page.
Google help pages still indicates, including the FAQ here, that this should work.

The help pages also says that you should be able to enter http://www.google.com/webhp?cr=countryUS
but the result is still the same, I get redirected back to the local search page.

I have tested this on my Mac, using Safari, Firefox and Chrome. I have also tested it on my iPhone using Safari. I have tested it using cellular, and two local WiFi locations. It's all the same, No Local Redirect is NOT working regardless of browser, os and connection type.

On my phone, if choose use google.com, I seem to get English search results, but foreign news.

Seems like the search page is broken.
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bluequoll (Google Search)
12/15/15
bluequoll (Google Search)
I can confirm this on my local Google domain.

Escalated to our Search Community Manager.
Google user
12/15/15
Google user
same problem here, for https://www.google.com/ncr in Germany, Sweden and Netherlands, using Firefox on Windows. Very annoying.
nu cr
12/15/15
nu cr
not working in Mexico too, me travels and can't see google.com by google.com/ncr it, very anoying!! (chrome user)
fincs
12/16/15
fincs
Same here. google.com/ncr used to work as recently as yesterday, now it doesn't. It is extremely irritating. I do NOT want the country-specific version of Google. I want the international google.com page, in ENGLISH.
bluequoll (Google Search)
12/16/15
bluequoll (Google Search)
This is being investigated, and I've yet to hear any updates, but it looks like https://www.google.com/ncr may not be needed any more.

Try this:
• If the URL redirects to a local Google page, click "Use Google.com" lower right.
• Close and reopen the browser

When I do this, the browser remembers my preference for google.com .

I'm still checking other browsers, but the behaviour is erratic.
Bassem Fanari
12/16/15
Bassem Fanari
Seems that Google's NCR (No Country Redirect) parameter is not working anymore as of December 15, 2015.
 
Luckily, you can still avoid Google's country redirects using the following new link instead:
 
 
Regards,
Bassem Fanari
mailto:bassem...@gmail.com

bluequoll (Google Search)
12/16/15
bluequoll (Google Search)
If you want a google.com URL for your browser homepage or search bookmark, It seems that https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=cr will open google.com without redirecting to a local domain.
Google user
12/16/15
Google user
I don't think that many people using https://www.google.com/ncr will agree with this assessment...
The point of this is that it works, regardless whether you are logged in or have your cookies deleted or not, and that it is relatively easy to remember and type in.

These are the people who are already annoyed that the country redirect was implemented in the first place. if we wanted a localized version of the website, we would be typing google.de or something, instead of google.com
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12/19/15
https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=cr works for me, but alas, when you visit groups.google.com it shows with the local language for your exit IP address — which didn't happen after visiting once /ncr.

And btw, since this problem was allegedly escalated, why is ncr not working like before?!? Annoying.
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Timitgger
5/12/16
Timitgger
.ncr did work without flaws!
why remove something that works?
why no info about why it got removed?
I hate to circumnavigate a simple solution using a more complex step
fix it - plase please fix it
how difficult can it be to set a flag in the correct spot?
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