Google Tailors Mobile Search Suggestions to Location

iPhone and Android Get Geo-Based Suggestions

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Google has launched search suggestions based on geographical location for iPhone and Android devices. This is currently only available in the United States.

"Typing a query into the search box on a phone can often be slow and difficult," says Google’s Mobile Engineering Team. "For this reason, relevant search suggestions that match your intended query can meaningfully reduce the time and effort it takes to submit a search."

"For example, when users in the Boston metro area begin typing ‘Muse’, suggestions such as ‘museum of science boston’ and ‘museum of fine arts boston’ are provided because people near Boston frequently look for these very popular museums," the team explains. "On the other hand, users in San Francisco who begin their query with ‘Muse’ will see suggestions for museums in the San Francisco area. By using the device’s current or most recent location, Google is able to offer even better, more useful suggestions than ever before."

Geo Suggestions on Google

Users can simply go to Google.com on their phone’s browser and start typing a query to see the suggestions, although they may have to refresh the page first. Users also must have "save recent locations" and "allow use of device location" turned on in the settings.

This feature is just the latest in Google’s frequent upgrades that may have a direct impact on local businesses. This week, Google also made its Place Pages for businesses more useful by letting businesses update them in real-time.

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  • http://www.duran-seo.co.il Duran seo

    finally we see googles GEO search on smartphones going live.
    on the 7th of december on googles Search event i started pondering about its effect on SEO.

    if is clear that if google can give you results base on your location that it can easily work backwards. meaning if you are a locksmith in boston but all of your links and people who talk about you on the web mainly comes from a different location, lets say india for example

    Then google will easily spot fake SEO acrivity and give higher ranking to comments and links originated on socail platforms etc. that comes from that praticular area.

    this means the plot thickens, and manipulations wont be accepted, who know it may even cause damage…

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