Google: Focus Your Search on a Specific Geographic Location

   Posted March 17, 2004 by David Kirk in Google

By using Google’s new service, you can easily limit your searches to a particular location. This Tech-Recipes tutorial explains how.


Most of the time when I search the Web, I just want information from any available source. Sometimes, however, I want to know information regarding a particular area.

For example, sending flowers to my mother 12 hours away can be difficult. Do I spend a dollar calling directory information and request that they just connect me to any florist nearby?

Now, Google makes this easy by allowing one to limit his or her searches by location: http://local.google.com/

For example, by using local.google.com, I can search for “flowers” and “44505” and find several florists in Youngstown, OH.

Thanks, Google!

 

About David Kirk

David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
View more articles by David Kirk

The Conversation

Follow the reactions below and share your own thoughts.