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1:40 pm on Oct 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I work with my business laptop all the time active in the US with all my web sites, living in Germany but working in Switzerland.

Whatever I try (and this applies to the G toolbar and all G services) Google switches wildly between all three countries and it drives me absolutely crazy!

What can I do to stabilize Google on one locale (US)?

5:14 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I get frustrated with this too - Live on the East Coast of the US, travel to London, stay in a hotel with a German ISP and I get sent to German results by default. The only thing I've found so far - and I don't like it - is to be logged in and use my iGoogle "home page".
8:41 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I suppose one solution would be to use a proxy.
You could set up a website hosted in the US and fetch the results from there.

If that is too much trouble for you could consider using a service like < no specific domains, thanks > which provides anonymous surfing.

[edited by: tedster at 8:45 am (utc) on Oct. 15, 2007]

11:54 am on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Let me try the proxy thing, never thought of that.
12:30 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Try this url:

[google.com...]

3:11 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, I guess I am back to a link favorite and direct address bar typing is a thing of the past.

It still doesn't change the odd behavior when typing a keyword into the G toolbar (SEPRS vary).

Thanks.

3:20 pm on Oct 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It still doesn't change the odd behavior when typing a keyword into the G toolbar (SEPRS vary).

What odd behavior? Can't you change the url used by the G toolbar?

SERPS results vary from server to server, even with the same hostname. So using [google.com...] won't add a layer of oddity.