Your search radius directly impacts the areas your company might appear in the Checkatrade.com customer search results. Put simply, if you’re receiving lots of calls from customers outside of your preferred areas, you might want to lower your search radius and make sure your contacts are from areas you really want to work in.
>>Click here to check your search radius – and alter it if you need to. You can also list keywords of the main areas you undertake work in. These will appear on your profile page under ‘locations’ – so that browsing customers can easily see if you cover their area.
Remember that regular reviews are also essential for helping your company to appear in search results. If there is a particular area which you’re hoping to gain more work in, the best way to become more visible in search results for that area is to establish reviews there.
Don't forget- The radius is 'as the crow flies'
03-02-21, 15:22LaurenSearch radius – what is it and how can I change it?
Good reminder, this setting is easily overlooked. Thanks @Lauren 👍
Thank you for your comments. I agree, hopefully, it'll encourage people to just take a moment to double-check their work radius.
I'll share a link to this post on some of the necessary topics in the Community and we've also put this message in the Members Memo which is our monthly newsletter sent to everyone (delivered on Monday 8thth Feb)
@Lauren, is there a default radius? Perhaps some members haven't changed their search area at all but also, the system seems to re-set itself occasionally - another reason to check all settings periodically.
IS yours defaulting to 19 miles too? @Sean has just mentioned on another post this is happening with him.
What is your current radius and what are you trying to put it too please?
Have you spoken with an adviser about it yet at all too? Ive made the tech team aware about this
I have been told any radius increases above 20 miles you must give the team a call as they are the only ones who can increase above this number for you now
Is there a default radius? That was my original question @Lauren.
If the default is 20 miles, that might be too much for some tradesmen operating in a town, for example.
No default radius @Christopher11