How to search Google.com from Ireland

If you’re like me and you want to check out how your site is doing on Google.com Google.co.uk or any other version of Google Search, this blog entry might be what you’re looking for.

Why would I want to search another version of Google?

For example, in Ireland, if you type in Google.com into your browser address bar you will be redirected (in most cases) back to Google.ie.  If you do a Search within Google.ie, it will bias your searches towards listings in your region.  This is not ideal if you want to check how your site is doing in other countries especially if you have an international customer base.

Google NCR

All you need to do is type in http://www.google.com/ncr to go to google.com and not be redirected to your specific country region.  Google NCR stands for “No Country Redirect.”

Examples of Google NCR:

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