Google Blogoscoped

Forum

Google's Inactivated Cobranded Websearch?  (View post)

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
13 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]

13 years ago #

its an orphan..on the cluster

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Speaking of mysterious URLs, I came across this a week or so ago. 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]

13 years ago #

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

nadoka [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

personalized google home= I Google

CJ Millisock [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

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

Jansen [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

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

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

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

google.ch/cobrand
google.ca/cobrand
google.fr/cobrand

I'm sure most others work too.

softodrom [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

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

emad [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

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

<a services.google.com/cobrand/fr ...

emad [PersonRank 1]

13 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]

13 years ago #

:D

google.com/swr?q=the%20devil&a ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 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
froogle.com/cobrand
base.google.com/lochp?hl=en&am ...

Grant Collins [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

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

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

Kobus_NL [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Free WebSearch On Your Site Update
------------------------------------------------------

Add the world's best search engine to your site-for free! More than 13,000 sites have done so already in the six weeks since we've launched this program. Free WebSearch lets you put your logo on Google search returns with a link back to your site. Find more information at services.google.com/cobrand/fr ...

If you would prefer to earn cash by sending people directly to Google, check out our new affiliate program at google.com/affiliates/welcome. ...

source: google.com/googlefriends/mar20 ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

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

blogoscoped.com/forum/14947.ht ...

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:

google.com/custom?q=google

e.g. (if this still works):


google.com/custom?cof=GIMP%3A% ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

In Finland the second URL opens a localized Search within results page with same results, however google.fi/swr?q=the%20devil&am ... etc. works as well.
Copyright information is '(C)2006 Google'.

This thread is locked as it's old... but you can create a new thread in the forum. 

Forum home

Advertisement

 
Blog  |  Forum     more >> Archive | Feed | Google's blogs | About
Advertisement

 

This site unofficially covers Google™ and more with some rights reserved. Join our forum!