Google Showing Only 7 of 10 Local Results Now

Oct 12, 2009 • 8:18 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization
 

The local SEMs are buzzing about how Google dropped three listings from the local space in the Google search results. Now, instead of showing the "ten pack" of ten local search results pulled from Google Maps on the Google web search results, Google is now showing the "seven pack." Yes, instead of A through J, we are getting A through G results.

Here is what I see now for a local result for the query [web design]:

Google Maps 7 Results

Here is what I saw a few months ago:

Google Local Generic Now

We have threads on the topic at Google Maps Help, Cre8asite Forums and WebmasterWorld.

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Comments:

Liam

10/13/2009 09:48 am

Thanks goodness for that! On a seperate note do you know if it is possible to influence these local listings via bookmarking? Only reason I ask is that often a delicious sign or stumble upon sign will appear next to the top ones on the list? Or is this just coincidence?

Brian Ward

10/15/2009 08:03 pm

I am sure it is because they are going to launch paid local advertising space which will take up the other 3 sapces. I am on the beta roll-out in San Diego, CA.

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