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Broken Link on Google Homepage (Again!)  (View post)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, October 21, 2008
11 years ago7,227 views

(Last post: blogoscoped.com/forum/142332.h ...)

Today it's with something else :

<< Haunted by high energy costs? Here are some easy ways to save. >>
google.com/hauntedhouse08/


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What's with Google?! :/

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

works here in SF

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

works here in Atlanta:
google.com/hauntedhouse08/

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

google.com/hauntedhouse08/tips ...

Marty191 [PersonRank 3]

11 years ago #

in slovakia don't, 404

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

google.com/hauntedhouse08/data ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Try this:
google.com/hauntedhouse08/inde ...

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Doesn't work in Hong Kong ...

Jean-Yves [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

don't work in France (tested with Proxad, Wanadoo and OVH)

lowem [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

doesn't work over here in Singapore ...

Rajeev [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

doesn't work over here in India

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Beussery, none of the links you posted works here. Is Google doing geolocation to prevent showing this outside the US? Using Ionut's favorite US proxy, I could get it to work:
hidemyass.com

meshif [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Doesn't even work in Canada. WTF :[put at-character here]

tsp [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Not working in Greece

tsp [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Tried with hidemyass.com like Philipp above and worked for me too. Thanks Philipp.
I guess it's working only for US ips cause simply haloween is an american tradition, so it doesn't make any sense to people from outside US.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Searching for [www.google.com/hauntedhouse08/] you can see some of the pages are already indexed now, though there is no cache showing:

google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

Jag [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

404 Here in Switzerland

idea [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #


Haunted by high energy costs? Here are some easy ways to save:

dont click google homepage links

Jérôme Flipo [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

404 Here in London

Dennis [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

404 Here in Beijing

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Try this link:

google.com/intl/en_us/hauntedh ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Works great Tony!

Thanks, you're the best! :D

Alex [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Halloween is not just an american tradition.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Thanks Tony, I shouldn't try with "en_US" (note upercase) the next time ;-)

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp

I guess so but for all who can't see it here is a screen shot


beussery.com/images/spooked.jp ...

beussery [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony
Good call!

Can everyone navigate theses pages using the URL below or shall I post more images?
google.com/intl/en_us/hauntedh ...

Above 26 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

adamzhu1986 [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

google.com/intl/en_us/hauntedh ...

Works fine in Beijing.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Did you know Google considers links on its home page has "SPONSORED LINKS" ?
it's sorted into that directory of your history:
google.com/history/lookup?q=&a ...

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/1 ...

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[Moved from "Saved 770 $ and 10400 pounds of CO2" – Tony]

link on the home page
google.com/hauntedhouse08/

alek [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I recall we've seen a few hijinks like this before – sounds like Google needs to add some back-end processes/checks for geo-location'ability (new word!) so that any content/links/etc. added to "global" pages is checked to make sure it doesn't have any geo-location restrictions. If so, flag it with those same restrictions on the main page.
alek

P.S. Got a chuckle out of "Haunted by high energy costs? Here are some easy ways to save." – they should put a link to my Halloween Webcam – komar.org/cgi-bin/halloween_we ... – on the main Google Page and tell everyone to turn the lights off! ;-)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Another page that doesn't load, even if it's linked from Google's homepage:
google.com/intl/en/ads/

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That one does work on the UK home page (for a change):
google.co.uk/intl/en/ads/

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

How about this one Ionut? :
google.com/intl/en_us/ads/

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]David:
The URL I mentioned is still linked from Google's homepage, even if it only works in the US.

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