Most of you would be knowing about this trick in navigating to Google generic website. But I just came to know only a few days before and hence thought I would share the information with others too.
Whenever you type http://www.google.com/, Google automatically tries to redirect you to your country-specific website. For me, it always redirects to http://www.google.com.fj/ (Google Fiji ;)). But when we specifically want to navigate to Google Generic website for some reason, there are two ways to accomplish the same.
- Click the ‘Go to Google.com’ link at the bottom of the webpage that is displayed from
- To prevent this redundant click, you can opt to type which would prevent the redirect from happening. The NCR stands for No Country Redirect.
You may also like to check out Google help documentation regarding the country redirections from here.