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GoogleSlovenia

In case you missed it – there is now official Google.si site. This is different from “Google slovenščina” as this is “Google slovenia”. It’s not only about Google interface in Slovenian language, now Google can search only Slovenian site and this is a direct blow for Najdi.si. How long can they hold on? Year and a half ago I predicted this.

Users coming to http://google.com are now redirected to http://google.si, which in theory is a good thing. But there is one bad thing. There always is. There is no “Personalised home” or “Search History” in the upper right corner. Huh?

This bothers me a lot, so now I visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/. The other solution is to put English/US to the top of your languages list in browser. But this can mess up other sites you might prefer in “slovenščina”.

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Luckily Google too thinks I’m important

Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 11:38 AM | Filed under: Internet |

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# re: Google Slovenija 8/8/2006 3:11 PM Michael M.
It bugs me too, especially the lack of a "news" tab.

www.google.com/ncr will also take you out of the Slovenia one and to the international version.

# re: Google Slovenija 8/8/2006 3:14 PM David
/ncr doesn't work for me. Strange. I'll have a look into it later.

# re: Google Slovenija 8/8/2006 3:28 PM Hribcek
But when "Google.com in English" is clicked (on google.si), next time you're not redirected to google.si (when pointing to google.com).

Luckily.

# re: Google Slovenija 8/8/2006 3:34 PM David
Hribcek: It all really depends on how your languages are setup.

# re: Google Slovenija 8/8/2006 8:58 PM Michael M.
That's odd. Maybe the /ncr works because of my language settings?

# re: Google Slovenija 8/9/2006 10:47 AM Hribcek
David: I think you're wrogn.

I did the following scenario:
- Open IE
- Clear cookies
- Open www.google.com -> it redirects to google.si.
- Click "Google.com in English"
- Close IE
- Open IE
- Open www.google.com -> it doesn't redirect.


# re: Google Slovenija 8/9/2006 10:48 AM Hribcek
David: Oh and I forgot one thing. In my language setting, there's only Slovenian language present.

# re: Google Slovenija 8/10/2006 9:41 AM David
Hribcek: This are confusing. It looks like it works differently from browser to browser. This calls for some serious investigation. Who's gonna do it?! :)

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