Use the Original Instead of the Local Version in Your Country

Aug 13, 2013 / Share
Prevent Country RedirectYou've probably noticed that whenever you search the internet using Google, you are redirected to the local version of the search engine in your country. For example, I am constantly being redirected to because I'm in the Philippines.

To prevent Google from redirecting you, all you need to do is place "/ncr" after without the quotes. This NCR means No Country Redirect.

Take note however that the country or region version of Google favors local websites in the search results page. This means you will likely to get results from websites that know your country better.

However, the redirection prevents you from seeing the original results of a Google search made in the US. This is particularly important for those who work in other countries but are based in the United States.