How to use Google.com as default instead of Country specific version
Are you looking to search using Google.com from UK, India or any other location? If you are not able to do so then follow this tutorial which will let you know how to use Google.com instead of local version from anywhere in the world. Apart from that, you can even force Google Chrome to use Google.com as default search engine instead of country-specific version.
Use Google.com as default Search Engine
As a blogger and an internet marketer, I wanted to use Google.com from India to check my post rankings in the US. Therefore, I had to find out ways to open .com version of Google instead of .in. Here are a few ways with which you can access Google.com from any location.
Method 1 : Use Google.com from any Country
Simplest of ways to use Google.com from anywhere is from the Google’s homepage itself. If you haven’t noticed then look at the bottom right corner on the Google Homepage. Click on Use Google.com and .com version will be opened irrespective of your location.
This is as simple as it can get.
Also Read : 10 Google Search Features you should know
Method 2 : Google NCR URL
Bookmark the following URL – http://www.google.com/ncr and use the URL whenever you desire to use Google.com. Or you can even open it once. After that every time you open Google.com version it will not be redirected to Google’s country-specific version.
If you are wondering what is NCR. It stands for No Country Redirect.
The above methods are simple and easy but there is a lot of manual effort every time you wish to use Google.com. Why not make Google.com as default search engine on Chrome browser? Here’s how.
Method 3 : Make Google.com as Default Search Engine on Google Chrome
In order to search by default using Google.com when typing a query in Chrome address bar follow the steps below.
1. Open Chrome Settings by simply pasting – chrome://settings/ in the address bar and pressing Enter.
2. Under Settings, Click on Manage search engines… under Search.
3. Scroll down in the new window that appears. At the bottom, there are input fields to add new Search Engine. Enter the desired name to the Search Engine preferably Google.com for easy identification and avoiding confusion in the “Add a new Search Engine” field.
4. In Keyword field enter “Google NCR_”
5. Now in URL field enter the following –
6. Click on Done. Click on Manage Search engines… once again. Scroll down and hover on the above-added Search Engine.
7. Click on Make Default and finally Done.
Next time when you type any query in Chrome address bar it will search using Google.com instead of your location-specific version of Google.
We recommend you to read the following Chrome tutorials as well.
We hope that these methods helped you to use Google.com as default from any location. Do share it on your favorite social media platform to spread the information.