Google Improving User Location Detection With "Auto Detect"

Oct 20, 2010 • 9:00 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Whitey in the WebmasterWorld forums posted something new he is seeing. He said:

Google has put stronger "auto detect" user location search preferences onto it's filters on the left hand panel. You can adjust this to your desired location, although i haven't tested this yet.

Here is Australia it's down to State level for the first time , used to be at country level. Is anyone else seeing this in other regions on the default display ?

I asked Whitey to send me a picture and he did! I've never seen auto-detection or Google asking for your location in the left hand bar. Here is his picture:


Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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Jim Rudnick

10/20/2010 01:29 pm

Exactly what I see too, up here at Same screen, same Auto-Detect button, but I see it right down to my city level....gotta look at this somemore, eh! :-) Jim

Matthew K

10/20/2010 05:34 pm

I see it down to a city level in beautiful Ohio. Fairly accurate, too

Stefan B

10/20/2010 05:54 pm

It's visible (down to city level) here in Sweden too ( At least for some of us. :)


01/06/2011 11:42 pm

its not an improvement , when its always changing and is always wrong..


03/15/2011 06:58 pm

It´s annoying and it gets on my nerves that Google is more interested in invading my privacy to be able to sell me more stuff, than the information privilige I´m entitled to. I´m in an office using the same IP as 5 other people (I´m in an Argentine office working with Brazilians, English, Chinese and USA people). Each of them, when they put in the web browser, gets redirected to GOOGLE BRAZIL! WE....DON´T....WANT....THIS!


03/27/2011 02:19 pm

my google auto-detect locator seems to reflect a nearby intruder!

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