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 the locations to a certain State, Province, Country.
To turn this on/off, please follow these steps:
1. Go to Settings - Advanced Settings. Search for Strict Search Result Locations. Change this to "ON":
Here's an example of how this works:
When the Strict Search advanced setting is turned off and doing a search for Texas, there will be more results:
The reason is, with this setting off the user will be able to get search results that aren't limited to just Texas. Users will also get results that are outside of the state of Texas.
When the Strict Search advanced setting turned on and the same search is conducted, users will be getting less results but more accurate as they will be limited only to the state of Texas.
This affects both the member search results as well as the results for the features (blogs, events, etc.).
For more questions about this or help troubleshooting this advanced setting, please submit a ticket HERE.