More Local Listings Live in Google?

Mike Blumenthal is seeing more local links (10) in Google’s search results (via Google labs search). I haven’t been able to duplicate that in my searches however.

While the display of more local businesses is “more equitable” as Mike says, the ratings disappear in this expanded view and the ratings display is valuable.

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3 Responses to “More Local Listings Live in Google?”

  1. » @Search Engines: How to Improve Your Local Search Interface | SMB Web Design + SEO Says:

    [...] Greg Sterling commented today “the ratings disappear in this expanded view and the ratings display is valuable.” An important point, Greg, though I’d argue that until the quality of the algo improves, it’s more important to display a larger number of relevant businesses than it is to show review information for a smaller, less relevant number. [...]

  2. cohn Says:

    I too am seeing them and wrote a post about it here:Google Local Business Results

  3. Understanding Google Maps & Yahoo Local Search » Google Maps Local OneBox reporting across the web | Developing Knowledge about Local Search Says:

    [...] More Local Listings Live in Google? – Greg Sterling asks about the loss of the ratings [...]

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