Oh boy wouldn’t this be nice! There is only one thing Google needs – Consistency! Not just for SEO’s but for everyone. I do searches on a Monday. On Tuesday – same searches – different results. Maybe it would help if I became religious and prayed in a church someplace, I don’t know.
I see different an 8-pack for “bail bonds sacramento ca” and a 7-pack for “bail bonds sacramento”. Really?
“bail bonds service Orlando fl” is a mixed bag of organic/blended/local.
“bail bonds service carson city nv” is an old school 7-pack.
Is there a particular importance to this specific 10-pack finding Mike?
Interestingly enough in many search spaces in my industry we have been seeing this from day 1, so I don’t know that its really something being tested. I really think its more a query issues. In our testing we found at least 4 variations of the Places integration ranging from 10 results to 0 results. It all depends on query and relevance. That being said, I wouldn’t doubt that many of these variations are for clickthrough testing.