Lots of Google Maps Links?

Paul Jahn discovered that Google was experimenting with displaying a huge number of local/Maps links in organic results:


Source: Search Engine Guide

I couldn’t duplicate that result and found only the typical three with links to more:

There’s a great deal at stake in appearing in these top-level results, as Mike Blumenthal has written about and pointed out. So it’s interesting (and probably welcome) that Google is experimenting with expanding the number of local results it shows beside the map.

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Mike Blumenthal also found extended local business links in Google recently.

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4 Responses to “Lots of Google Maps Links?”

  1. Local Business Will Prevail Says:

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    I noticed similar results earlier today.

    Do a local search on Google: 1/17/08.
    Previously, the Google Maps section of the SERP returned about about 3 local results (A,B,C). Today there were about 10 (A – J).

    BringBuyers.com
    Local Business Search Marketing

  2. cohn Says:

    I too am finding a list of ten results labeled A-J for city related queries.

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