When Will Google Fix the Web Design Local Pack Bug?

Dec 16, 2009 • 8:29 am | comments (4) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

Over a month ago, there were reports in two Google Maps Help threads that the local pack for searches in the flavor of [web design], [web development] and so on, were not triggering local pack results. We covered this about three weeks ago with our story named Google Bug Removes Web Designers in Local Pack and it is still not fixed.

Back then, a Googler said the reason for the bug had to do with a one box local result bug being fixed to show a local 7 pack. That bug was fixed, but it triggered a new bug with queries such as [web design], [web development] and so on. Even if you add a local qualifier to such queries, i.e. [web design new york] or [web design 10010] the local pack is not triggered at all.

Google never offered an ETA for when this would be fixed, but it has been a month since a Googler responded to the issue and we have yet to get an update, while the bug lingers on. Google, when will this bug be resolved?

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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