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5 inspiring location search engine result page designs

by Louisa Bainbridge
on Apr 12, 2017

Search relevancy + great design = conversions 

A well-designed search result page can maximize conversions and minimise bounce rates from visitors. We’ve selected our favourite search result pages so that you get inspired. Check out our top 5 cleverly thought out interfaces.

Propertywide Travel Time Search

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Propertywide.co.uk property search

What we like:

  • 2-person search: shows properties that are within a commutable distance for more than one person. Add a 2 person search with the TravelTime API here.
  • Travel times listed for each result: users don’t need to calculate an A to B route manually
  • Irrelevant locations greyed out: keeps user focused on the relevant results

Walmart store finder

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Walmart.com, retail store finder page

What we like:

  • Interactive map: clicking on a search result provides users essential store information instantly, so there’s no need to visit another page
  • Scrollable results: no need to click through pages and pages of results to find what you’re looking for
  • Easy directions: clicking directions redirects calculates the A>B route for the user

VisitBritain things to do search

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 VisitBritain.com, tourist search

What we like:

  • What’s Nearby search: displays other points of interest within a reachable travel time, allowing visitors to get to know the area
  • Transport mode filtering: travel time shape changes after the user selects their preferred mode
  • Colour coded points of interest: users can browse points of interest based on the activity they like to do, enabling them to easily select other similar options

Skyscanner Flight Search

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 Skyscanner.net, flight search

What we like:

  • Instantly change results: adjust the outbound sliders to instantly adjust the results – no need to return to the search page
  • Colour coordinated results: users can focus on the direct flights easily as they’re listed in green
  • Logos: instead of listing the flight operator, Skyscanner uses logos to add colour and reduce the amount of text on each result

Airbnb accommodation search

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What we like:

  • Adjustable results: As users move around the map, new listings are shown and results on the left transform to fit this
  • Limited results: rather than showing all possible results on the map, Airbnb only shows a select few to prevent overcrowding and confusing users with too much choice
  • User ratings: customer reviews are a powerful decision-making tool, so it’s no wonder they’ve put this information before users select which option to go for.

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