Google Maps’ Search Suggestions Get Personal

Google has announced that it’s now personalizing search suggestions that appear on Google Maps. It’s an odd announcement to me, because I’m almost sure my maps search suggestions have been personalized for some time now. One thing that I haven’t seen before, though, is the explicit notice beneath the suggestions that things have been personalized.

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You have to be signed in to your Google account and have Web History enabled for this to work.

Mike Blumenthal raises the good point that having actual personalization in Google Maps would be a bigger improvement.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Google: Maps & Local | Search Features: Query Refinement | Search Features: Search History & Personalization

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