Since some weeks ago, I used:
for my web search and I was able to open the main Google Homepage without to be redirected to any local Goole site.
What I usually obtained was:
1 – less “personalized” search results: the algorithm will be not “contaminated” by my local IP and I will able to find information “cleaned” by local trends;
2 – the possibility to use the “same” Google even when I am abroad;
3 – the security that my searches were always up-to-date respect the global actual trends. For my experience when I search some particular topics as “marketing” I obtain, in the first Google page, fresh news only using Google in its NCR version. If I try to use my local Google homepage I have to spend more time setting the Google’s “advanced search” or trying to understand what information are “really” fresh new.
I found the right solution when I visited ycombinator.com and I found the post created by newman314 that submitted a link that combined NCR and SSL protocol (for a little bit of more privacy).
Where the word “test” is what I am looking for.
Then I also found a faster solution by dragop:
and, in the same webpage, a shorter version from 3dfan:
On my side I prefer to use this other URL that gives me the same results through an SSL connection:
To be sure that the results were really the same and not simply related with the English language and influenced by the IP, I tested this URL comparing them from what I obtained from the above mentioned:
I discovered that what I “received” using encrypted.google.com are really the same links and they are not just the standard local results in the English language.
I know that cookies will not allow me to have real “septic” results but this is the first step to a less passive use of Google search because I would like to be a more active user and not just a passive customer pampered by Google.