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April 18, 2012 / Brent Sears

How to Do a Local Search on Google

I am amazed at how many people don’t know this simple little trick for finding things in their local area on popular search engines like Google, Bing and Yahoo.

Let’s use Google as the example and say that you are looking for a new auto repair shop in your area.  So in the search box type “auto repair” and then your zip code “13205“.  (See below)


Then scroll down and you will see Google Maps pushpins.  (See below)


This section allows you to click on links to a business’s website, or their Google Places page where you can read reviews if they have any.  From there you can make a decision to contact them via phone, email, or in person.

It sure beats using the yellow pages!

Here are examples of local searches for “auto repair 13205” on Google, Bing, and Yahoo.

If you have any questions about local search post them in the comment box below.  Happy Searching!


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