Our newest Mobile Search feature: Where am I?

Thursday, April 1, 2010 | 1:21 AM

Many of our improvements to search quality come from analyzing actual search queries. We’re constantly trying to surface more relevant search results in as many situations as we can.

Well, I’m happy to announce that for those of you who turn to Google in search of, “where am I,” we finally have a better result. Starting today, just go to Google.com on your phone in the US, search for “where am I”, and wonder about your own whereabouts no more.

Note that in this alpha release, we are finding that our results can be slightly off. However, accuracy should improve with greater usage. So if at first the answer is not what you’d expect, please continue to try it over the next couple of days and ask your friends to do the same.

50 comments:

Raul said...

April Fools???

Russell Heilling said...

But when will you add the obvious extension to this "who am i?"

I often find myself suffering with an identity crisis while searching the net.

Help me Obi-Wan Googler, you are my only hope.

Jono said...

I'm not in the US... Does searching this bring up anything interesting?

Muffin said...

Nah, not an april fool.

Be sure to turn SafeSearch off before trying the much more interesting "why am I?"...

gerrrg said...

Ha ha! Bombay, and then London; good one!

Kathy said...

Where am i? obviously... in Kansas!! This is Topeka :)

Christine said...

tried it and my phone is in Atlantis! nice map provided too, very detailed to help me get around the lost city.

Kyle Matheny said...

Mordor, Middle Earth over here

Rosalyn Metz said...

I tried it and apparently i'm on mars.

jacobian said...

my location is in uranus.wow I just can't believe it. :-)

Shardul said...

I am on the Moon - Apollo 17 landing site!! Cool!!!

Keep it up guys!!

Shardul

Shardul said...

I am on the Moon - Apollo 17 landing site!! Cool!!!

Keep it up guys!!

Shardul

Nightmaru said...

I'm on the Lost island. o_O

Candy said...

I ended up on a *chess board*!!! LOL! Great one!

Nard-1 said...

Jupiter here.

Booma said...

Lmao I'm on Uranus...nice one Google !

Candy said...

Okay...just did it again, and now I'm on the island of Bainibarbi!!! What fun!!! :-)

Michael said...

Courtyard of Hogwart's here...

Chris said...

Green House, Hogwarts

BIOLDAME491 said...

moon????

Andrew said...

Just tried it out and my phone is in Barbados. Unfortunately I'm not.

azra said...

I'm in the Shire, Eriador, Middle Earth. Nice map... This has got to be a joke, right?

Arí Brégnu said...

I'm at Helm's Deep, Eriador, Middle Earth. Feels about right.

jdouglas50 said...

I am in "Hyperspace Bypass"

FPrioleau said...

I am in Bombay. Hey, I wanted to go to Middle Earth. Better luck next time!

Jim Connolly said...

I'm at the Apollo 14 landng site! Cool!

Tommy C said...

Google has me going all over the place.
http://tomcoulton.blogspot.com/2010/04/google-helps-find-me-sort-of.html
Love you Google, you know how to make geeks laugh.

Manuel said...

I am on D4 on a chess board. :S

Rick C. said...

4 8 15 16 23 42...the island.

corsairsys said...

I'm in the Shire, Eriador, Middle Earth too. I always knew I worked on a rural campus. Now it's official!

Wizetux said...

I still don't know where I am??? It keeps telling me that BlackBerry is not supported. Stupid Topeka!

apexskier said...

I'm at Glubbdubdrib, the island of sorcerers and magicians. Here is the map it gives me

Krys said...

...Mine said I was in the Shire. Super FAIL google.. Fix this.

Jonathan Frederickson said...

Ahaha. I'm at d4. :P

jeepmanmatt said...

Middle Earth here as well. I love April Fools!

Justin said...

Great Hall, Hogwarts!!!
Yay! I'm attending Hogwarts!

Quinn C. said...

Apparently I'm in the Great Hall in Hogwarts. Where's Harry Potter and Ron and Hermione? All I see are my sister, mom, and Dad. Well, at least it's Hogwarts!!

Ken Averett said...

wow i'm on e3 on the chess board.. lol

Alejandro Languren Blog said...

I just found out I'm in the singularity created by the 7TeV from the Atlas experiment from CERN... way to go with the pinpoint Topeka!

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CAT said...

I'm so lost in the past.

Anyone in Laputa? D:

Abster said...

I'm in the Hyperspace Bypass!

Kerri said...

The Apollo 15 Landing site for me! And just an hour ago, someone said to me, "Bang! Right to the moon!" Guess he was right.

Jaquellae said...

i'm in calcutta...wow, and I didn't even need my passport... add "what do you want?" and "who are you?" and you could be on Babylon 5

Meredith said...

so fun! this rocks!

24junkie said...

*This* is why I want to work for Google once I graduate this May. God bless you folks for making my April Fool's twice over.

PS: How did they know my dog reads Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?

Diana said...

Your location: Uranus

...how can I be in my own anus?

C. Mark Willix said...

I've tried this twice. All I get is a list of search results that look like they would be related to any search on this set of terms. Nothing weird, special or funny about it.

Sar009 said...

reallly april fool!!!!!!!!!!

Dimath said...

Oh, great!
Can we have "who am I" and "who are these people" for Saturday mornings???