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Google Update: More Transparency and Control over Location

Posted on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010 by Print This Post Print This Post

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Mack Lu, Associate Product Manager at Google, published a blog post yesterday announcing changes to Google’s location-related results that will enable users to always see their location setting and make changes to it. Google users have been able to change their location, but the process was ‘clunky.’ With the new change, the location setting will always appear on the left side of the search results page, allowing users to quickly change their location by adding a new zip code, city or country.  The interface is being rolled out and will soon be available in more than 40 languages. To read more, check out Mack Lu’s post on Google’s Public Policy Blog.

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4 Responses to “Google Update: More Transparency and Control over Location”

  1. Alec Green says:

    It took a few days, but I now have the location setting on my Google SERP. I wanted to test out the [pizza] example from their blog post. Interesting that when I search for “pizza” the Instant result comes up “Pizza Hut” as soon as I type in “p-i”. I’m sure Domino’s and Papa John’s aren’t thrilled.

  2. Asha Mittleman says:

    My siamese is very smart, and we play fetch all the time.

  3. Elliott Barga says:

    Infographic – Mobile Social Media Intelligence


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