How can I match my location to the city where I'm targeting my searches
 by Kristi Hagen

How can I match my location to the city where I'm targeting my searches.

  • How can I change the location of my browser to search for local results in other cities? For example: I'm searching from Seattle looking to view the results for local shops and services in Chicago.

Answer:

Here are some options.

  1. For a rough search, use your browser to append &near=cityname to your query. For example, https://www.google.com/search?q=pizza&near=chicago
  2. You can be more precise using Chrome browser dev tools, which enable you to specify your latitude and longitude for a precise search, as if you're using your phone's GPS. See: https://developers.google.com/web/tools/chrome-devtools/device-mode/geolocation
  3. There's also Bright Local's local search results checker tool.SEN article end
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