Google Trying Local Pack Without Google+ Links

Aug 5, 2015 • 8:24 am | comments (13) by | Filed Under Google Maps

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Google seems to be testing the Google Local Pack results in the web search results without links to Google+.

Ryan Schilling spotted this and posted a screen shot on Twitter.

The three pack has links to the places web sites but no links to their Google+ page in his screen shot. Here is a picture of his screen shot:

Google Local Results No Plus

This is what I see for the same query, showing the Google+ links:

Google Local Results Yes Plus

As Google+ becomes less and less important to Google, seeing these fade out won't be that surprising.

However, Google is very serious about Google My Business, which works with the Google+ Local pages on some level. It will be interesting to watch how this space changes, as it is always changing quickly.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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