Google Places Update

November 3, 2011 // Search Engines, seo

Looks like Google has been busy updating Google Places and their integration into organic search results.

So what’s changed in the search results? (click on the image to expand)

  • You can see there are new pins being displayed in the organic search results
  • The appearance of the local results have now changed and take up even more of the organic landscape
  • The Map has changed shape
  • When you hover over locations on the map the pin lights up in the search results (see below)

If you’re logged in you can expand the local listing which then pushes PPC ad’s right down and displays everything on one page – pretty smooth looking (click on the image to expand):

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.

One Comment

  1. The combination of Google Places and Google+ is now becoming mandatory for local businesses.

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