23rd January 2008

I just noticed a change in Google’s listings, and I hope it’s permanent. Google local is now showing 10 single line listings above the regular organic listings, instead of 3 multi-line listings, and they’re showing all 10 just taking up the same space.

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Not only that, but now there are also 10 organic listings too, (instead of just 7) below the locals, so this doubles the total amount of unpaid listings on page 1, assuming you’re searching for a local business, or, if you’re marketing for one.

Nice ;)

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    4 Responses to Google Doubles Front Page Real Estate

    1. Nice example ;)…not sure if I like change since it could make things worse for my site rather than better !

    2. David Mihm says:

      Hey Scott,

      Yeah, this is a BIG deal for Local businesses, absolutely. Mike Blumenthal (http://blumenthals.com/blog) has been covering the recent changes in depth.

    3. Well this had to come and I think this will open so many more opportunities.

      This was something that had to come a long time ago and now the small time players are back in business and this is good news for buyers.

    4. I noticed this too. This makes it possible for a lot more websites to make it to page one. I wonder what determines, though who is listed on the map image? And what order?

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