Improving location search results

When performing a location search sometimes search terms you expect to return results don’t. The reasons for this can be mixed, but understanding how the search works may help you to get better results.

When you enter search terms into the location search box and click search these are sent to the Google geocoding service to be turned into a specific point on the map (as a lat/lng). If Google can’t figure out from the terms where the location is you may get inaccurate results, or possibly no results.

By adding country=”your_country” (where your_country is replaced with the country that your locations are in) you can help make the search more accurate. Anything you add to the country field will be added to the end of the search terms that are sent to Google, so the more you add here the better your chances of excellent results are.

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