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I prefer the cleaner looks of google.com for my site checking
There isn't much difference from what I can see!
But, on the Google pages at the bottom right you can click to go to Google UK or to Google.com (depending which one you are on). Clicking on this seems to set a Cookie and forwarding then stops.
have you checked your settings?
Lummee - sounds like the support desk on one of the free ISPs.
Nothing to check - different machines, different OS, different connection to the Internet - all changed at the same time.
And as someone says - a new link on the front page to switch back and forth. Nothing to do with settings <grin>
I'm in Spain and as of today if I type in google.com I get sent to google.es - with a snmall link to google.com in English if I really want it.
For Spanish people at least I think it is a step forward - many are unaware that there is a google.es and use google.com for searches. So one of the reasons will be to promote local searches.
It's called "goo-gley" here by the way!
1 - Click on the Go to Google.com link on your local site Google site.
2 - Once on Google.com, save a bookmark.
Ta-ta! That's it. You won't be redirected any more, and you can still visit your local Google site whenever you want.
Maybe so however it's usually the most obvious and simple of things which are overlooked.
Only yesterday a friend told me he could not connect to the Net after moving to a new house...checked the port settings and where was the telephone line?
There are so many users that are not aware of the country specific search facility and this will help to train them.
It will also help get rid of the need for people to type in "keyword UK" (normally gives spammy results IMO) as they all become very aware of the UK search facility.
Good Move Google!
BTW, I also think it is great move with putting the Froogle link back on the Google UK homepage. Hope they keep it there.