Google to SEO’s, Designers & Advertising Agents: You are BACK ON the Map!

On December 31st, 2009 my headline was:
GOOGLE TO SEO’S, DESIGNERS & ADVERTISING AGENTS: YOU ARE OFF THE MAP!

Well as of last night, after almost 5 years, you (as well as web designers, advertising agencies and marketing firms) are back in the Local results in most markets (thanks to Max Minzer for the tip). It appears to be a function of the new Local algo update that was announced last night. I doubt that SEO’s are now back in Google’s good graces but regardless it reflects the big change in the new algo.

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I wanted to show Andrew’s mug before he did.

In November of 2009 here were examples of searches that had lost their local universal results that I noted in a blog post at the time (those in bold are now again showing pack results):

For example none of the following show a Map or Local listing results:
-Marketing Firms Boston MA
-Local Search Marketing Portland OR
-Web Hosting Denver Co
-Web Design Los Angeles Ca
-Advertising agency NY NY

Please consider leaving a comment as your input will help me (& everyone else) better understand and learn about local.
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16 thoughts on “Google to SEO’s, Designers & Advertising Agents: You are BACK ON the Map!”

  1. As mugs go you might have chosen an example of an seo firm with a coffee mug as a pic.

  2. Dangit. I thought that last option was email newsletter signup (hence calling it clever). I should read more carefully.

    Sorry for spamming your comments, Mike!

  3. Sorry guys, was off the grid for a few days. Mark these words well. By the time the rooster crows, there will be much lamentation in the halls of search marketers throughout the East Bay…

  4. We noticed “web design”, “web development”, “graphic design”, “seo” and “internet marketing” terms get 7 packs. Those terms and varaitions

  5. Now if only they’d show our gallery photos too…one step at a time right? That being said, I’m a little sad publisher is gone, it was a fun feature.

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