Google Now Only Showing 3 Local Results Instead Of 7

Aug 7, 2015 • 7:19 am | comments (44) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps
 

After much testing, Google has seem to officially drop the seven local results in the web search results and gone with a 3-pack block.

For all the queries I try that would generate, I am now seeing only 3 local listings with a link to show more. This is opposed to Google showing seven local listings with a link to more.

Here are some screen shots of the new three-pack:

Here is a screen shot I have from a few months ago with the old look:

Google Maps Local MAll Listings

It seems like many of the local players are upset that there isn't a more diverse set of local results, which is impacting their clients that fall below the 3rd listing in these local results.

I cannot tell you how many notifications I received about this in the past day or so.

Forum discussion at Local Search Forums.

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