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Article by George Norman
On 18 Jun 2012
Something very peculiar happened this month: if you’re not from the US, Google won’t let you go back to or Google in English, it will redirect you to your localized version of Google Search.

Say you’re from Romania, and for international searches you rely on and for localized searches you rely on In the past you could switch between Google Romania ( and Google in English ( by simply clicking on a link. Now, no matter what you do, Google will always redirect you to, the localized version of Google Search. It will not let you get to


Clicking on from the bottom right hand corner does not work. Typing in in the address bar does not work either. Removing the cookies, cache, and other browsing history does not work. There is only one thing that seems to work: using the following URL:

It seems that by using the URL presented above you can access and you won’t be redirected to your local version of Google Search. That’s certainly a relief for users who do not want to use the localized version of Google Search.

Another thing that seems to work (but you won’t notice until it’s too late) is to not use the localized version of Google Search. Take the Google Romania case again. If your homepage is set to and you don’t click on, you’ll stay on and keep using this version of Google Search. If you go to, you won’t be able to go back to – unless of course you use the URL provided above.

I’ve no idea why Google is not letting user switch between and their localized version of Google Search and I find it very annoying. I resent the fact that you’re not given the choice and the fact that the localized version of Google Search doesn’t offer the full functionality I’ve come to expect from

The bottom line is that if you’re redirected to the localized version of Google Search and you can’t use, use the URL below to do so:

UPDATE: The URL also takes you directly to without redirecting you.

UPDATE 2, posted June 19th - the issue seems to have been resolved and you can now change between and the localized version of Google Search.

Tags: Google, Google Search, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Internet Explorer
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