How To Set As Default Search Engine in Chrome

UPDATE January 15, 2016: In late November 2015, Google removed the location search filter from the (shrinking) list of search tools available to refine queries. As search results have become increasingly localized, this significantly limits consumers’ ability to see results for any other location than their own.

Th following post will provide ways to show localized search results despite Google’s removal of the search tool:


I have a number of Virtual Assistants in other countries and I have been asked several times how to set their default search engine to (U.S.). Here is a brief tutorial on how to do this.

There are two ways to resolve this problem this, try one by one :

1. Do this:
Goto Customize (wrench icon) top right) » Options » Basics(Tab) » Default search » Manage » Add » Fill in field as below:

Name : Google

Keyword :

URL :[.]com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=%s

NOTE: Remove the square brackets “[.]” from the URL and leave just the “.”

Click OK.

Click: Set as Default.


2. Just go to :

and search for your term

Link to Google Forum where this was found:!topic/chrome/nFOPPTMcC1w

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