Google Maps Reviews Overlay Popup Going Away

Aug 22, 2014 - 8:45 am 1 by
Filed Under Google Maps

Pegman Google MapsNicolai Helling posted on Google+ that Google is about to drop the reviews lightbox overlay you see when you click on the reviews link within the Google search results. Instead, you are going to be linked directly to the Google+ Local profile of the company page.

Here is what the behavior is right now. You see a search snippet with a reviews link:

Google Maps Reviews Link

You click on it and an lightbox interface overlays the search results with the reviews:

Google Maps Reviews Overlay

But that is going away and Google may be pushing people directly to the Google+ local profile.

Nicolai said, "in cases where you have a reviews link and a seperate Google+ page link now both links take you to the Google+ Local page URL."

Forum discussion at Google+.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 28, 2024

May 28, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Updates

Memorial Day Google Search Ranking Volatility

May 28, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google's John Mueller On Recovering From Core Updates - Maybe You Had A Good Run...

May 28, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

Undated Google Ads Experiments To End August 23, 2024

May 28, 2024 - 7:31 am

Google Tests Thin Top Deals Search Bar

May 28, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Report: 14,000+ Google Search Ranking Features Leaked

May 28, 2024 - 6:15 am
Previous Story: How Google Treats HTTP 418 - I'm A Teapot