Categories Inspiration Google Localized Post author By Chris Tingom Post date March 17, 2004 3 Comments on Google Localized Check out Local.Google.com which lets you “find local businesses and services on the web.” By Chris Tingom Principal of Tornado Design, a Phoenix, AZ based web consultancy View Archive → ← The Tofte Project → Books and Articles we like 3 replies on “Google Localized” WOW, can’t wait until it accesses UK based sites – the results are a little random tho ? mark Hi Mark, I agree. It’s a little bit random. I think that’s because it’s pulling data off of web sites, and not a Yellow Pages Directory type database. So the data is incomplete – it only returns results if a web site somewhere lists the zip code and the search term. With time it will improve. Actually, Chris, it munges Yellow Pages information with its index to create the results: How does it work? Is it like Yellow Pages sites I’ve seen elsewhere? “Google Local takes a new approach to helping users find geographic information online. We analyze the content in our index of more than 4 billion web pages and combine that information with Yellow Pages data to provide the most comprehensive local search experience available.” -from the Google Local FAQ Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.