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Help - Google has decided I reside in Denmark

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:15 pm
by Kirsten Ruhl
It is a real nuisance: Google has at some point decided I reside in Denmark and that my preference might be places in that part of the world and communication in Danish. I have of course googled some things in Danish, first lines of poems and such.
I am not sure just when the change occurred, but it is consistent. Most of the time I get along anyway, but sometimes it really is annoying.

Is there an easy way I can get moved back to US?

Re: Help - Google has decided I reside in Denmark

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:21 pm
by Jay Cline
Click here https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32047?hl=en

follow instructions.

My official Google language is Bork, Bork, Bork.

Re: Help - Google has decided I reside in Denmark

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:00 am
by JerryFreilich
So is this a language preference or an actual residence location issue? I see that Jay's comment is directed to changing one's preferred language. I was wondering if the actual geographic location was the issue.... as for example.... in the related issue of "Zones" where CD's and DVD's can be played?

Re: Help - Google has decided I reside in Denmark

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:02 am
by Kirsten Ruhl
Thanks, Jay and Jerry for very useful input.

I thought it was a location issue, but I just tested a bit - maybe it is just the language.

I want to remember and redo a specific search problem I encountered which was especially annoying - so for now: not clear, but I think I have ideas of how to become clear. (I just remembered what it was, now I only have to redo!)
I'll post more about it later after I work more with it.

Re: Help - Google has decided I reside in Denmark

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:11 pm
by Kirsten Ruhl
I was not successful in replicating my most annoying experience.

So I proceeded directly to follow Jay's instructions and changed the language preference.
It made a difference. I think that might be all I needed.

Thanks again, Jay - and Jerry, too!