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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.
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.