How to visit instead of

Just a quick tip for those of you who struggle to visit and get redirected to or Google.(your country TLD).

As I’d seen some people in Sri Lanka including a few friends find it weird as they type in in their browser address bar and they land in . This mainly happens because Google redirects you to your local search to find more relevant and closer results to your query.

If you want to override this and use for your search you have 2 options.

1. Click the button on your bottom right which says


2. Simply type which will take you directly to

Appreciate your comments on which one you’d prefer more to use.

Farhan Fawzer is a Sri Lankan SEO Specialist and Online Marketing Consultant.


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