Computer Tip: How to Google internationally

I recently took a trip to Spain and brought my laptop with me. When I used Google search, my results came up in Spanish and automatically changed the url address to “www.google.es” (instead of .com at the end). How do you prevent this from happening?

This can be quite a pain in the neck, especially when you would like to continue searching in your own language even though you are in another country. This is one of those Google features that supports those living in that country by redirecting you to the site in that country’s language.

There is an easy way to fix this. All that you need to do is type “www.google.com/ncr” in the url address box. I think the “ncr” stands for “no country redirecting.” If it doesn’t, then it should!

Nevertheless, this easy fix works for any language that you wish to search in regardless of the country you are in at the moment.

Carry on and enjoy browsing with the internet again. I am available for any questions on Skype: patient.computer.tutor or email: [email protected]

David Goes has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and computer industry. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems with cum laude designation. His expertise is in providing computer solutions that deliver business value and personal efficiency through database management, computer optimization, and online marketing.

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