| 7:54 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I don't think there is Carlos. Somehow, you need to visit Google from a "US based" IP so a different ISP or a proxy are about your only choices.
|Is there any other solution? |
This is about the best forum for your question too. :)
| 8:03 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I am Canadian and I have no problems with the "go to google.com" link.
Once I've clicked it .com ends up being my default and I get a link for "go to google Canada". It hasn't switched since I have installed the browser. If I use the go to google Canada link .ca will then be the default. It is stored in my prefs cookie as far as I can tell.
Do you have cookies disabled?
Do you have any other prefs set for google?
Have you tried setting prefs and see if they stay?
| 9:03 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I think there is no way to defeat this, as you send your request to google.com which transfers it to google.ca, request is processed, and then the response is sent, so you'll never be able to control that.
| 9:24 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Proxy browser. :)
| 9:27 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I can get (after some experimentation) google.com instead of google.dk
I had to mess with languages first, then when I'd got google.dk in english i went into preferences on THAT page and did it all again.
I've no idea if that will help as you don't have the language thing but knowing that I did it TWICE on 2 seperate pages may give you a puch in the right directions....
Best of luck..
| 10:14 pm on Oct 14, 2003 (gmt 0)|
Thanks very much for the responses you all.
Today it is working just fine and when I click on the link I can thereafter just go to google.com without being forced to google.ca. Must be a cookie thing.
Come to think about it the way google has apparently settled on for this is a good way of doing it. 99.99 % of people will hardly notice being forcefully redirected to google.ca. Although I knew this was happening way back I eventually ignored it (until I started searching for things which were not that popular and coming up somewhat empty on my searches - though the implication of less quality searches on google.ca may just be an incorrect impression on my end).
Anyway thanks again. I am happy :)
| 2:27 pm on Oct 15, 2003 (gmt 0)|
I live in Canada - and if you want the plain vanilla standard Google rather than the local version, you can go to:
I usually don't bother, but it may be useful if you want to check if the search results are different for each version.