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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 9th Jul 17, 9:36 PM
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    Make google searches ENGLISH?
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    • 9th Jul 17, 9:36 PM
    Make google searches ENGLISH? 9th Jul 17 at 9:36 PM
    Lately i've been searching a few things and the top results i'm getting through are American based. It's very frustrating. Everything in dollars, all advice American based so totally unhelpful to me. I don't remember it being like this.

    Even when i go Tools & change from Any country to UK it doesn't help.

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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 9th Jul 17, 10:02 PM
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    • 9th Jul 17, 10:02 PM
    On a PC make sure it's Google.co.uk you are connecting to and not .com.
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    • frugalmacdugal
    • By frugalmacdugal 10th Jul 17, 4:50 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 4:50 AM
    Hi,

    if you scroll down to the bottom of a Google search page, you'll find some options there.
    Y'all take care now.
    • Xbigman
    • By Xbigman 10th Jul 17, 8:14 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 8:14 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 8:14 AM
    Putting 'UK' in the search parameters usually helps.




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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 10th Jul 17, 8:29 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 8:29 AM
    is it something like windows language is set to English US or something weird ??
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    • GunJack
    • By GunJack 10th Jul 17, 10:03 AM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 10:03 AM
    which browser you using? I'm using yandex and all search results are US-biased even when using google.co.uk....I do what xbigman suggested above and just tag uk on the end of your search
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    • googler
    • By googler 10th Jul 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:41 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 12:41 PM
    Putting 'UK' in the search parameters usually helps.
    Originally posted by Xbigman
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    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 10th Jul 17, 12:43 PM
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    Using Google.com? not Google.co.uk?
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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 10th Jul 17, 10:24 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 10:24 PM
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    • 10th Jul 17, 10:24 PM
    No i was using the .co.uk version.
    FireFox is my browser too.

    And it's not the spelling (so favorite for example) it's the results are American based. I can't even remember what i searched yesterday tbh but let's say it was benefits. I pick that because i know it related to money. The websites came up with American dollars and things that an American would be entitled to. So if it was for say employment law for example it'd all be about American law & not the rules that apply to us Brits if you get me?

    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 10th Jul 17, 11:27 PM
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    Ok, well i'm going to suggest you install and run malwarebytes, it's possible that malware has installed some sort of VPN connection and your internet is connecting via a rogue server, effectively giving you a foreign IP address, also look here to see where your IP address suggests you are:

    http://whatismyipaddress.com/
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    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 16th Jul 17, 10:04 PM
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    Ok, well i'm going to suggest you install and run malwarebytes, it's possible that malware has installed some sort of VPN connection and your internet is connecting via a rogue server, effectively giving you a foreign IP address, also look here to see where your IP address suggests you are:

    http://whatismyipaddress.com/
    Originally posted by Strider590
    Well that got me spot on though i ran Malwarebytes and nothing found.

    Another i've just noticed today. I'm looking up a kick stand for my new bike. I googled "Trek Kick Stand" and this is what i got https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=trek+kick+stand&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&ei=MdRrWZ-3N5Pc8Aev66CICw American results first in dollar$. I guess Trek must be an American company but in the past if there was an English version then it would always be displayed so i guess this isn't the best example of what i've been searching lately but it shows it well enough.

    • MrJones1
    • By MrJones1 16th Jul 17, 11:15 PM
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    Remove the Firefox browser and reinstall it. It might help.
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 16th Jul 17, 11:24 PM
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    Remove the Firefox browser and reinstall it. It might help.
    Originally posted by MrJones1
    It happens with Chrome also though...

    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 16th Jul 17, 11:52 PM
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    Make sure your PC is set for UK and not US.
    If that doesn't work, just go to Options - Search - add new search engines - Then find Google (UK) and select it, then set it as default.
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    • Robisere
    • By Robisere 16th Jul 17, 11:59 PM
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    In Firefox, top Toolbar:

    Tools - Options - General.

    "When Firefox Starts" - "Show Your Homepage" should be in the box. Type it in if not.

    "Homepage" must be "google.co.uk" Type it in, if not.
    There may be more than one way to skin a cat.
    But the result is always inedible.

    • grumpycrab
    • By grumpycrab 17th Jul 17, 12:12 AM
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    Related (a little); I've got a new Android phone and for the life of me I cannot get Maps to speak the route in UK English. (Some goddamn awful American voice)
    Hi, we’ve had to remove your signature because somebody complained that the information contained within it was too helpful.
    • Frozen_up_north
    • By Frozen_up_north 17th Jul 17, 8:01 AM
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    Set your Firefox search engine to DuckDuckGo, there is a "slide switch" on the search results to set "UK".

    DDG is the search engine of choice for those who would rather not share our searches with world + dog + government + advertising companies.
    • Neil Jones
    • By Neil Jones 17th Jul 17, 8:43 AM
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    Set your homepage to this, or go here every time you need to Google something:
    http://www.google.co.uk/webhp?cr=countryUK%7CcountryGB

    And the results will always default to "Pages from the UK".
    • Biggles
    • By Biggles 17th Jul 17, 9:03 AM
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    If you're in the normal google.co.uk, all you need do is click on 'Tools' and set 'UK' in the 'Country' dropdown. Other useful tools enable you to, for example, restrict results to recent months etc.

    But that link is excellent, Neil Jones, I've been looking for a way to do that for ages. It's a pity you can't choose that option when you select your search engine in Chrome.
    Last edited by Biggles; 17-07-2017 at 12:02 PM. Reason: 'in Chrome' added, as you may be able to do it with other browsers.....
    • JustAnotherSaver
    • By JustAnotherSaver 18th Jul 17, 9:12 PM
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    Can any of you check this for me to see what you get?

    I just searched......

    cost to replace compressor in car

    and what i got was American. First result...

    The labor cost alone for an AC compressor can range from $300 to $500, depending on what car you have. We always recommend purchasing a new AC compressor, instead of remanufactured or used. It will save you money in the long run. AC Compressor costs will change from car to car among many other variables.
    from this URL ... https://www.google.co.uk/#q=cost+to+replace+compressor+in+car as you can see it's .co.uk

    So if you try that search term what do you get?

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