Google Shows Competitors Local Listings Above The Branded Local Knowledge Panel

Sep 3, 2019 • 8:35 am | comments (7) by twitter | Filed Under Google Maps
 

This isn't a good thing - Google can show a carousel feature of competitive businesses in the area when someone specifically searches for your company name in Google. So for a branded search that brings up a local knowledge panel for that business, Google can show competitive listings above the local knowledge panel!

Here is the screen shot from Mike Blumenthal's post on Twitter:

Here is what Mike said about this:

Now, Google had this feature since last year, so this really isn't new, but looking at it this way is kind of shocking.

This is recently after Google showed ads of a competitor in a branded local knowledge panel.

Not good Google - maybe you can do something about these types of competitive issues?

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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