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Problems with Google Search being redirected
deborahbaker

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 9:23 am on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

when I go to google using http it changes to https and then the search and results are in Japanese. I guess this is a bug or virus but I cannot find anything on the internet about this. It started happening about 2 days ago and I have check the language setting which is English. Firstly, why does it go to https secondly why is it in Japanese. Any ideas please would be greatly appreciated.

 

Andy Langton

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 9:34 am on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Do you get redirected if you visit the 'no country redirect' page?

[google.com...]

tedster

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 10:06 am on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

The Japanese results part does sound like a bug. Do you go to Google Search while signed in to any Google service? Note the following discussions:

Google Encrypts Searches for Logged In Users [webmasterworld.com]
Firefox switching to HTTPS Google search by default [webmasterworld.com]
Google to stop giving referral data - by moving to SSL [webmasterworld.com]

phranque

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 10:27 am on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

there was a similar wrong language bug [webmasterworld.com] in other google properties 3 months ago...

netmeg

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 12:35 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yea, maybe the whole language detection thing is off. We have a thread in the AdSense forum about ads in Arabic showing up on sites that are not in that language. I had one yesterday on one of my sites targeted to Wisconsin.

phranque

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 1:02 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Report IP problems - Web Search Help:
http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/request.py?&contact_type=ip [support.google.com]

deborahbaker

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 1:50 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

"Do you get redirected if you visit the 'no country redirect' page?

[google.com...] "
Yes the same thing happens

deborahbaker

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 1:53 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Okay with regards to Tedsters suggestion I was logged into Google Adwords so I signed out and you are right the http does not direct to https now. so one problem sorted, however, Google was still in Japanese

deborahbaker

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 1:56 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

Phranque thanks for the report link. I am going to report the issue now. I will post what happens. if anyone else has any suggestions in the meantime, I would be glad to hear them. Thanks All.

deborahbaker

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 2:02 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

one further update. As I am in Spain I clicked on google.es to see if that was in Japanese but it was okay in spanish. So I clicked back on google.com at the bottom of the page and it was in Japanese again

crobb305

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 3:24 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

could this account for the traffic losses many webmasters are reporting starting June 9?

deborahbaker

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 3:52 pm on Jun 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

That is the date I started to get this problem

Sgt_Kickaxe

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 2:26 am on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've had adsense displaying ads about a file I had on my desktop before, Google is very aggressive in collecting data from your computer so make sure that your keyboard language preferences don't have an entry for Japanese. In Windows 8 there are a LOT of gamers complaining that their keyboards are changing languages on them mid game, especially to french. The backslash key typically becomes a question mark. The keyboard setting might be misleading Google?

Other odities, when you visit a yahoo article and immediately load up adsense you may find that the adsense graph points have the yahoo article title as the alt/title text for those points. Google javascript is capturing some things it should not be, when logged into your Google account anyway.

lucy24

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Msg#: 4463826 posted 4:40 am on Jun 12, 2012 (gmt 0)

In Windows 8 there are a LOT of gamers complaining that their keyboards are changing languages on them mid game, especially to french. The backslash key typically becomes a question mark. The keyboard setting might be misleading Google?

Key assignments are internal to your computer and can't possibly affect google-- unless you accidentally change something and then actually send the wrong character. It's completely unrelated to system language, which of course is right there in your UA string. At least for some systems and some languages, heh heh.*

The gamers will probably find that a keyboard shortcut used for switching between keyboard layouts happens to coincide with a common key sequence used in the game. Anyone remember Prince of Persia and the Shift key? :)


* When I visit my own site using Safari, piwik thinks I am Canadian.

devsmith



 
Msg#: 4463826 posted 11:00 am on Jun 15, 2012 (gmt 0)

hello friends,

google.com redirects to google.co.in. - is the same problem for you? please reply us..

Thanks
devsmith

[edited by: tedster at 3:41 pm (utc) on Jun 15, 2012]
[edit reason] moved from another location [/edit]

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