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Google's Inactivated Cobranded Websearch?  (View post)

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
16 years ago

Maybe like how Google provides ads for Ask? Or maybe it's too old for that. Or the AOL type thing... I have lots of ideas but the date kinda limits it.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

its an orphan..on the cluster

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Speaking of mysterious URLs, I came across this a week or so ago. http://google.com/ch redirects to Google Purchases. I was just trying different countries and languages, and tried Switzerland, (CH) and it went there...

Joey J. [PersonRank 5]

16 years ago #

Regarding the /ch thing – I've always wondered why /ig is the personalized home. Any reasoning behind this?

nadoka [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

personalized google home= I Google

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Interesting, Nadoka. I always wondered that myself. :-)

Jansen [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

there is another inactivated cobranded websearch, in german:
http://www.google.de/cobrand

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Jansen: It works for all the countries I tried..

http://www.google.ch/cobrand
http://www.google.ca/cobrand
http://www.google.fr/cobrand

I'm sure most others work too.

softodrom [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Philipp, check this out:
https://services.google.com/cobrand/free_select
BTW, did you see the link to http://terrorists.google.com I emailed you about? If you search for "terrorists.google.com" Yahoo finds http://terrorists.google.com
Weird, eh?! I posted about it on digg and they called me a spammer lol.

emad [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

In addition to softodrom's link, there's more info here:

<a https://services.google.com/cobrand/free_trial

emad [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

as far as "the other lost url" ... those links exist at the bottom of all search pages...just look for the "Search within results" link at the bottom (that's what the swr stands for in the URI)

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

:D

http://www.google.com/swr?q=the%20devil&swrnum=666

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Scary Wouter!

google.de/cobrand, usually the directory structure will work across all of Google's domain, so e.g. you can also try
http://www.froogle.com/cobrand
http://base.google.com/lochp?hl=en&q=

Grant Collins [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Don't forget to search within the results of Wouter's
http://www.google.com/swr?q=the%20devil&swrnum=666
link for Bill Gates

....yeah, yeah.... I know you have all seen this before ;-)

Kobus_NL [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

The cobrand URL was mentioned on this forum in December by dpneal:

http://blogoscoped.com/forum/14947.html

I didn't realise they'd stopped the "cobrand" feature. It used to take you to a page like this, but customized by a load of query string params:

http://www.google.com/custom?q=google

e.g. (if this still works):

http://www.google.com/custom?cof=GIMP%3A%23000000%3BT%3A%23333333%3BLW%3A600%3BALC%3A%23ff9900%3BL%3Ahttp%3A%2F%2Fruscoe.net%2Fimages%2Flogo_ruscoe_600x120.gif%3BGFNT%3A%23cccccc%3BLC%3A%23ff9900%3BLH%3A120%3BBGC%3A%23ffffff%3BAH%3Acenter%3BVLC%3A%23ff9900%3BGL%3A0%3BGALT%3A%23000000%3BAWFID%3Afe95407fd8bc237f%3B&q=google&domains=ruscoe.net&sa=Google+Search

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

In Finland the second URL opens a localized Search within results page with same results, however http://www.google.fi/swr?q=the%20devil&swrnum=666 etc. works as well.
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