Google Places In Search Results Get Facelift

Nov 8, 2011 • 8:16 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

This is about a week or so old and we covered part of the new look back then, but it seems to be finalized now.

Google Places results in the Google search results have been redesigned.

Here is the new look:

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You can click on it to enlarge.

Notice the gray map pins plus all the details in the right pane, where the instant previews are.

Personally, I like it.

Mat Siltala said in his blog post, he said the "winner in all this" is Yelp. Yelp is often ranking just below the main result, the main web site. Matt said that by Yelp refusing to let Google take their reviews, they are able to rank well in the search results, above their competitors.

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David Iwanow

11/08/2011 01:34 pm

it's really weird the new places has kicked some website's traffic in the nuts but other terms has actually increased the number of visitors that skip over the new places and click the organic results just below it. it's way to early to know but it seems the impact varies by type of search query... business or high value local organic traffic seems to have been impacted since the places update but others have actually radically improved since it changed.

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