Google Testing Removing Reviews From Local Map Results?

Mar 31, 2016 • 8:04 am | comments (12) by | Filed Under Google Maps

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Typically when you do a search that brings up local results in the web search results, the local box or whatever Google is calling it these days - you see 3 listings now and if those listings have reviews, you see the reviews next to them. But it seems Google is testing removing the reviews for some searchers.

Garret Tichy posted on Twitter a screen shot of a local pack for a query on [coworking charlotte nc] that brings up no reviews for him. I see reviews, he does not. I suspect this is a test.

No reviews in the local pack:

No reviews in the Google local pack

This is what I see and what you probably see:

Google Local Yes Reviews

Google is constantly testing user interfaces, but I hope this one doesn't stick. Reviews are nice for local listings.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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