If a site visitor types and unfamiliar keyword or address that is not in your locations data fields or Google Maps returns a map that is not where your site visitor wants to be, you can provide instructions to help them narrow down the selection and return the correct location.
There are five sections under the Settings/Results tab admin panel. Each section describes when and/or where the results will appear under your map.
You determine the Number of results you want to appear on the map and locator page as soon as the page loads when you have “Show locations at startup” checked. We recommend 50 for most sites unless you have the Premier add-on which allows less clutter by virtue of cluster markers.
The next setting is the radius to search initially when “Show locations at startup” is checked. Leave empty to use the map radius default. Set to a large number to search everywhere.
With the Experience add-on, another setting can be enabled that will Not show the results immediately until after a search has been performed. “Disable Initial directory”.
Store Locator Plus searching can operate in radius or discrete search mode. The default mode is radius based and is the premise behind much of the operational aspects of the Store Locator Plus plugin. Additional search features and settings can be obtained through the Experience Add-on suite and/or the Premier Subscription (see below).