Algorithm Update - Min Location Radius Increased

Historically, if a user searched for an address, a zip code or a small place we would use a radius of 10 miles to find locations. We just rolled out a change to increase this radius from 10 to 25 miles.

The impact of this change is that more relevant locations (or any entity with lat/lng) will show up in Universal and Vertical Search. This should not negatively impact any search experiences.

If you see any regressions or bugs let us know!


Hello @Max_Shaw ! Is there a way to increase this radius manually beyond 25 miles?

Hi Manpreet,

Yes! You can configure the minimum location radius in your backend Search Configuration file. Visit the Location Boundaries training to see how to do so: Minimum Location Radius Overview and how to implement it here.

Let us know if you have any questions!