Google Search Localization URL Parameters Explained

Posted by 30 October, 2010

Google search has useful URL parameters to find/restrict results based on location. Adding the parameters to end of the URL string might help you get more specific search results.

Ann Smarty posted Google Search URL Parameters – Query String Anatomy however in this post I have only explained the localization URL parameters.

Parameter
Description
Reference
Sample Query
cr
Limits the search results to pages/site from the certain location
Country Codes
Click Here
gl
Displays the results you would find in a search conducted from that geographic location (Inaccurate as you are still querying from another location)
Country Codes
Click Here
gr
Limits the search results to pages/site from the certain region
Province Code
Click Here
gcs
Limits the search results to pages/site from the certain city however to use this gr must be set to the same value
Cities(US)
Cities(World)
Click Here
gpc
Limits the search results to pages/site from the postal code only works with US
Click Here
gm
Limits the search results to pages/site from US designated metropolitan areas.
Metro Codes
Click Here
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