Google Places Change for 2012?

February 29, 2012 // Search Engines

A potential change for Google places (local) that could be getting rolled out at a search engine near you for 2012:

Performed a generic search and noticed a line that resembled organic sitelinks but with a plus sign next to it, once clicked on it expended the single listing as illustrated below:

As you can see there’s a map under the organic search listing along with a link to the website, the address, link to directions and a link to a larger map.

This research was carried out in Google Australia and am yet to see get rolled out in other territories, if anyone has other examples please let me know and I’ll ad them to the post – I’m sure we’ll see yet more Google places and local changes in 2012.

Matt Ridout

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My name is Matt Ridout, I've been working in digital marketing for 9 years; worked for agencies and currently Head of SEO at fashion startup called Farfetch. Try to test my own theories.

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