This advanced setting will make sure to provide as accurate results as possible when it comes to location searches. When this is active, it will limit your locations to a certain State, Province, Country. 

To turn this on/off, please follow these steps:

1. Go to Settings - Advanced Settings:

2. Search for Strict Search Result Locations:

3. Change this to a 1 to turn on, 0 to turn off:

Here's an example of how this works:

If you have the Strict Search advanced setting turned off, and you do a search for Texas, you will get more results than you would if you had this turned on. 

The reason is, with this setting off you will be able to get search results that aren't limited to just Texas. You will also get results that are outside of the state of Texas.

If you have the Strict Search advanced setting turned on and do the same type of search, you will be getting less results but more accurate as they will be limited only to the state of Texas.

This affects both your member search results as well as the results for your features (blogs,events, etc.).

For more questions about this or help troubleshooting this advanced setting, please submit a ticket HERE.