Neighborhood Search: Google Maps Localizes Search

May 23, 2007 | 2,418 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google Maps has localized search and how. With Google's new Neighborhood Search feature users can search for items with the use of colloquial/ local slangs and popular terms.

At the Google Lat Long Blog, David Tussey, the Product Manager of this application writes, "Neighborhoods tend to be somewhat informally defined but well recognized in certain cities. Neighborhood search is now available in fifty US cities, with more to follow."

Some interesting local searches include bagels upper east side new york, restaurants, over the rhine, Cincinnati, movie theater albuquerque and bakery corpus christi.

However, Google Maps is not the first to offer localized service such as this. Real Estate portals, HomeGain and Trulia also boast of this this feature. Yelp and Ask City also have comprehensive details on local database.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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