Google auto-detects your whereabouts to get local search results

The country codes in Google’s top-level domain names don’t mean anything anymore. The tech titan has moved away from relying on country-specific domains to serve up localized results on mobile web, the Google app for iOS, as well as Search and Maps for desktop. Now, your location dictates the kind of results you’ll get — you could go to google.com.au, for instance, but if you’re in New Zealand, you’ll still get search results tailored for your current whereabouts. You’ll know the location Google recognizes by looking at the lower left-hand corner of the page, as you can see above.

social experiment by Livio Acerbo #greengroundit from https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/29/google-domainless-localized-search-results/