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Google Launches Google India

http://www.google.co.in/

     
7:36 pm on Jul 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Google Launched Google India a few minutes ago. At Last :)

<added> Still doing some fine tuning I suppose. Saw changes in interface (Bangla and other languages were initially shown on the home page) and sometimes using geolocation. </added>

9:16 pm on July 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Congrats, hMmm I always thought India had a Google. Well if not then its cool there is one now :)
9:21 pm on July 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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results are not showing any geolocation
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results are not showing any geolocation

With the current state of constant flux I am not so sure but seeing a little difference in some of the Queries. Also yesterday night when it was first launched you could go to google.com by typing it directly in the browser window. Not so anymore as it redirects you to google.co.in . So have to use Google Toolbar 2.0 now for US centric Queries. :(

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mil2k - that true. The home page here in India defaults/redirects to co.in version, which is quite stupid, unless SERPs remain the same as international version.

They also seems to be having some local language bits on homepage, which loads as greek and latin to me on my system. May be i need to install some plugins for my browser to view the homepage correctly?

Anyway, i do have toolbar and i hope, they don't give redirections in the toolbar also! :)

Are they opening any office in India?... plan to shoot my Resume to them! :)

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Great news for us. Thanks.

But why is showing? on Google India. Any ideas?

I think ideavirus is right. It may be because of the language.

[edited by: guddu at 6:31 am (utc) on July 31, 2003]

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If you click the link on the bottom to go to google.com, it will remember that preference and then onwards go to google.com always.
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If you click the link on the bottom to go to google.com, it will remember that preference and then onwards go to google.com always.

And now thats true. I just checked it and no probs anyway.

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Also see whats happening! I am trying to access Google.com, but I am repeatedly being directed to google.co.in. I am from India. I do not have the Indian fonts installed in my computer so there are many special characters in the Google search results page that I can not read. And, I am not able to access GOOGLE.COM.

GoogleGuy, Please allow us to access the main English site of Google. Atleast we should have a choice about which version of the site to visit, the .com or .co.in.

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Anyway, i do have toolbar and i hope, they don't give redirections in the toolbar also!

If you have the Google toolbar 2.0 Beta installed then you can select the Regional google in which to run your query. Select the International version and you should be OK.

Courtesy :- Feedback to google from WW members ;)

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[a few minutes ago]

It's online since last night :)

[edited by: shaadi at 9:16 am (utc) on July 31, 2003]

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google.co.in may have headers in regional languages, but the results are not filtered for geo location.
buy widgets india shows the same results as on google.com
10:10 am on July 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hmm.. Google seems to think that everybody in India understands Hindi. I see lot of Hindi stuff at Google.co.in

Mar Gaye!

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[a few minutes ago]
It's online since last night

Yes the thread was started at 1.15 am IST yesterday night and after 8 mins was cleared by premoderation. :)

I see lot of Hindi stuff at Google.co.in
Mar Gaye!

You can always select Bangla , Telugu, Marathi and good old Angrezi.

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Is hosting with US servers going to cost be my place in "pages from India" SERPs :(

I figure it out that way!

3:27 pm on July 31, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Shaadi

If you host on US servers and your domain is not .co.in, I am afraid you will be considered non-Indian.

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If you host on US servers and your domain is not .co.in, I am afraid you will be considered non-Indian

Is this really true? :(

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I see lot of Hindi stuff at Google.co.in

Atleast, this way people would be able to learn Hindi words(displayed in English). Though most of the people in India understand and speak English well, some don't. So, if foreigners are on a tour to India, they would be able to explain things in Hindi. Now Hindi would become an International Language.

They just have to open google.co.in to learn Hindi. I just hope they display the meaning in English too in future.

achchha hai. (It feels good). Isn't it?

Ha-Ha

[edited by: guddu at 9:41 am (utc) on Aug. 1, 2003]

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this way people would be able to learn Hindi words

yes, "Searched the web for widget" becomes
"Web mein widget ke liye khoja"

hehe

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shouldn't the following help :

<meta name="Country" content="INDIA">

and if the pages contain the word india? if not then many many sites may not be considered which is wrong.

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I don't think we talked about it much, but there's been a few articles:
[asia.cnet.com...]
[web.mid-day.com...]

We have lots of visitors from India, so we're really happy to have the domain for them and to offer Google News in India.
As always, if you're redirected to google.co.in but you really want to go to google.com, there should be a link at the bottom right that you can click. That will set a cookie that says "don't send me to google.co.in; always send me to google.com."

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GG - When I click on the NEWS button on my Google toolbar, I am taken to the US version. Don't you think it makes sense to redirect us to Google News India?
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It's awesome..Whatever happened to Tamil? :(
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hi
any idea about which font google.co.in is using for devanagari (hindi, marathi).
Accourding to my knowledge google is using Mangal.ttf font, because i can view google.co.in page properly in hindi or marathi on winXp.
Can you tell which font should be installed on windows or linux to view "google.co.in" domain in hindi or marathi.

help me

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Yay! Tamil :-)
wtg
1:34 pm on Aug 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You guys might want to pick up this thread in the APAC forum [webmasterworld.com] and offer your comments on the need to have an Indian-language SE in India.

(wish there were a way to redirect followups a la newsgroups)

9:52 am on Aug 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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For the full list of fonts and instructions for devanagari (ie Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Konkani and Nepali) you can see [geocities.com...]
6:31 am on Aug 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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As always...

GoogleGuy, it was not "always so"... remember: [webmasterworld.com...]

Let's not rewrite history.

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About Time.....keep some folks happy and out of our market ;)