Google Directing You To Wrong Country? Report The Issue

Mar 10, 2010 • 8:47 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

I am finally back from my trip to Israel and one thing that kind of bothered me while I was there was that whenever I went to Google.com, it redirected me to Google.co.il. I know, that is how it should work, but imagine being in a country, like the U.S. and being directed to a localized or regional version of Google. It happens every now and then, to both Google and even Bing.

But there is something you can do about it at Google. A Google Web Search Help thread has a Googler named Rubie saying there is a specific form to fill out at Google to report the issue. Rubie said:

We have a nifty tool you can use if you think your IP address is not being detected correctly. Click on the link below to report your issue.

The link below takes you to this page that can be used for this specific issue. So if you run into this issue, you can report it to Google and hopefully they will fix it.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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12/22/2012 04:48 pm

I have credit cards in two countries and want to search in the other country. Google will not let me search in the other country at all; it always returns results in the local country, even if I specify -UK -co.uk etc. Apparently, only corporations can be multinational. Soon, perhaps only corporations will be allowed to vote.

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