Queries that “Ask” for Nearby Results or Nearby Information


Some queries “ask” for nearby information or nearby results. We call these "local intent" queries.



Here are more examples of local intent queries:

• [pizza]

• [time]

• [weather]

• [yoga class]

• [coffee shops]

• [movie showtimes]

• [train station]

• [car repair]

• [plumber]

• [swimming pool]

• [dentists]

• [farmers market]

• [bank of america atm locations]

Many queries are clearly not asking for nearby information or nearby results. We call these “non-local intent” queries.

Here are more examples of non-local intent queries:

• [hotmail]

• [easter]

• [scrabble cheat]

• [translate]

• [definition of sedentary]

• [aapl]

• [beyonce]

• [angry birds]

• [small dog breeds]

• [dance videos]

• [oscars 2012]

• [pick up lines]

• [boyfriend lyrics]

• [bank of america login]

And some queries could go either way. Some users may want nearby results and others may not.


Here are some examples of queries with both local and non-local intent

• [hotels]

• [post office]

• [apple store]

• [Citibank]

• [bmw]

• [best buy]

• [office depot]

• [target]

• [library]

• [bank of america]

• [the gap]

• [barnes and noble]
Use your common sense when thinking about queries and whether they have possible local intent.


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