To prevent superfluous updating of the location of a mobile device, a search engine can implement a tool to determine if a query is location-based before requesting an updated user location. The tool can also determine a precision of the updated location required to return accurate search results. The tool helps retrieve accurate and quick results to location-based queries while preventing unnecessary updates of a user location for non-location-based queries, in turn saving battery life of the mobile device and bandwidth on the network.

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