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Monday, 24 January 2011

View UK websites only

At one time Google UK was set up for you to choose whether you search should be for the whole web or for UK sites only. But now Google, in all their wisdom, has removed this very useful function from the UK Google homepage.

This function was very useful for UK businesses to determine their immediate competition.

Well there is a method of getting UK specific websites out of the Google database:

UK Google has all the details as to how to do this.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Google webhp - A very useful tool for a business to research competition in a new country

The Google webhp URL extension is a very useful function. What is the webhp extension? Well, it is an extension to a natural Google URL which allows a user to switch between languages when viewing any country specific Google search homepage, for instance:

when on the Google UK search page www.google.co.uk, you will likely be viewing this in English.

You can add the extension /webhp?hl=en and still be viewing Google UK in English
but if you change the final 2 characters to one of over 100 ISO 639-1 language codes then you can view Google UK in the language of your choice.

Google UK gives a full linked list for all languages in which Google UK can be viewed. A couple of examples are:

http://www.google.co.uk/webhp?hl=fr for French (Fran├žais)
http://www.google.co.uk/webhp?hl=de for German (Deutsch)