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Distance based search ranking demotion

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The patent “Distance Based Search Ranking Demotion” outlines a method to manage search engine rankings based on the user’s location relative to the location pertinent to search results. It proposes demoting local search results that are not geographically proximate to the user, while favoring those closer in location. This approach aims to enhance the relevance and usefulness of search results by adjusting the visibility of local content according to the physical distance between the user and the locations mentioned in local documents.

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