IE9 and google search engines

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by species8350, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. species8350

    species8350 Guest

    If I search using google.com, I get the first page, but if I click on the other pages the first page goes grey and the next page is not revealed.

    If I use google.co.uk, I get the first page, and clicking on the other pages reveals them.

    Can anyone advise regarding google.com

    IE9
    Vista 32 bit
    UK resident

    Thanks
     
    species8350, Sep 4, 2012
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    SC Tom Guest

    As a non-UK resident, they both work identically for me. Is this a recent
    problem? Give a day or so and see if it clears itself up. Maybe maintenance
    is being performed on the trans-Atlantic data line :)
     
    SC Tom, Sep 4, 2012
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    species8350 Guest

    Thanks for responding.

    The problem appears permanent.

    I note that I am directed automatically to the Google https sites (https://www.google.com, or the UK's equivalent)).

    It looks like the google.com pages are not loading beyond the first page!

    Best wishes.

    A
     
    species8350, Sep 5, 2012
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    Mayayana Guest

    | I note that I am directed automatically to the Google https sites
    (https://www.google.com, or the UK's equivalent)).
    |
    | It looks like the google.com pages are not loading beyond the first page!
    |

    I don't know if this helps, but Google has been
    changing quite a few things in recent months. It's
    easy for them to know what country you're in. I
    wonder if they might be acting on that information.
    Perhaps they want to keep you on the British Google
    for tracking purposes.

    I ended up switching to zapmeta a while back.
    They don't always return results as good as Google,
    but Google is one of the engines they use. I just
    got fed up with Google's intrusiveness. First they
    made it difficult to use their site without enabling
    script, while turning their page into a bloated mass
    of indecipherable script. (The page appears simple, but
    look at the source code and you'll see that it's close to
    100 KB (!) of what's essentially a javascript-based
    piece of software.)
    Then they set up a proxy system. (At least,
    that's what I get.) The links they return are formatted
    like:
    www.google.com/url?q=www.siteImLookingFor.com&code=AGCvvpowQW&code2=QwwkxoTTv
    ....etc.

    If I click the links as-is it allows Google to track my
    actions and send a URL-embedded cookie along. I
    know from my own server logs that someone coming
    to my site via Google has those custom codes in
    their referrer. So Google can also track their markers
    on any site that uses Google Analytics.
    ... The whole mess has just become far too creepy
    for my taste.
     
    Mayayana, Sep 5, 2012
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