Google has added a new alert to their search results, suggesting that people use Google search to find local restaurants, going so far as suggesting a search query to do so. And most mysteriously, it shows up for completely unrelated – and non-local – queries.
Here is what it looks like:
As you can see, the search query had nothing to do with a local related search, but Google showed the suggestion.
The suggestion wasn’t clickable at all, so you weren’t able to click on it and go to a query for “restaurants nearby”, you would still need to do it. It is also interesting that Google decided to do this late at night – it might have had a better reception if they had used the prompt before or dinnertime.
Thank you Kristine Schachinger for sending this to The SEM Post.
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