Google’s mobile app on iOS platform, its mobile web, and the desktop version of Google and Maps are currently receiving minor update. Before now, the results users received for an international search were based on the country code they cose. For example, search results from google.co.ng would be focused on Nigeria. And using www.google.co.uk would return United Kingdom results. But we are now in a new world.
Now, Google will bring you the international search results base on your location. For example, assuming you’re in Nigeria and you use Google.ca to search. The results will be related to your current location which is Nigeria and not Canada.
Reason Behind This New Development
Google says 20% of searches these days are related to location, so that is why the tech company to provide you with search results based on your current position. However, if there is a specific country users want to see results from that has anything to do with their location, simply go to settings and select the desired country you want the search results from. Your result will show at the bottom of the page.
“It’s important to note that while this update will change the way Google Search and Maps services are labeled, it won’t affect the way these products work, nor will it change how we handle obligations under national law. This update will help ensure that you get the most relevant results based on your location and is consistent with how Google already manages our services across a number of our other platforms, including YouTube, Blogger, Google Earth and Gmail, among others.
We’re confident this change will improve your Search experience, automatically providing you with the most useful information based on your search query and other context, including location,” says Google.