Google Stops Showing Link To Additional Local Results

May 7, 2013 • 8:30 am | comments (4) by | Filed Under Google Maps

Google Maps ReviewsNow if you search for a local intent query in Google, Google will still likely show results from Google Places/Maps but it will no longer give you the ability to quickly click and see additional results.

In the past, since Google began showing local results in Google's web search results with Google Universal Search, Google showed a link to see "More results near..."

For example, here is a screen shot I have from 2011, heck I even have a video of the option from 2007 when Universal Search launched.

Here is a screen shot of the old way:

Google Local More Results Near...

Notice the link to the "more results near..." Now in the new interface, Google has removed the link:

Google Local More Results Near Gone

The question is why?

A Google Business Help thread has Google's Jade Wang saying:

We've seen some questions about the small update to local search user interface on Google (removal of "More results near..." link) --

Thanks for your feedback about the small update to the local search user interface on Google. This is one of several updates we're working on to improve the local search experience, with the goal of more seamless exploration of places and more integration of local data. Stay tuned for more updates soon.

Jade seems to imply something else will be replacing it but I am not too sure.

I don't see how this makes the search results better, do you?

Forum discussion at Google Business Help.

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