NEW DELHI: Google Search, the widely used service, is making it easier to deliver results that correspond to your location. The firm has announced that it will be auto-detecting your location and will show content based on where you are. This will stay the same even after users change the country domain.
“Now the choice of country service will no longer be indicated by domain. Instead, by default, you’ll be served the country service that corresponds to your location,” said Evelyn Kao, product manager, Google in a blog post.
For instance, if you are in the US, the Google Search results will be shown in and around the US. Changing the country domain name from Google.com to Google.co.uk or .in will still give you US-based results only. Similarly, if users are in Australia, they will get local results even after changing the country domain.
Don’t worry, you can still change the Google Search country service
However, the Mountainview –based tech titan still has a solution for those who want results from other country services. You will be able to change the country service from the Settings page of the Google Search.
“If for some reason you don’t see the right country when you’re browsing, you can still go into settings and select the correct country service you want to receive,” states Kao.
“Typing the relevant ccTLD in your browser will no longer bring you to the various country services—this preference should be managed directly in settings.”
You can see the country service currently in use at the bottom of the Google Search results page.
Although the country services are changed, it won’t be affecting how the Search or Google Maps will work. “This update will help ensure that you get the most relevant results based on your location and is consistent with how Google already manages our services across a number of our other platforms, including YouTube, Blogger, Google Earth and Gmail, among others,” says Kao.