Google Maps search suggestions suck.

Google Search suggestions are supposed to help you search faster, not clutter your space with a bunch of irrelevant search terms. While suggestions have worked well for Google Search and Google Image Search, they have proved a complete failure with Google Maps.

First of all, people already know what they’re looking for when they go to maps.google.com, especially if they’re trying to find a specific address. However, the suggestions just have to get in the way and display five totally irrelevant suggestions. I could imagine how suggestions would be useful when searching for a business like “pizza near chicago il”, but that’s one of the few times it’s only slightly useful.

So, Dear Google, please turn off Google Maps search suggestions. Thanks.

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