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Understanding Google My Business & Local Search

Google Places Search -Layout Experiments Continue

Whether Google is testing more on Thanksgiving or whether folks are searching more to avoid watching that football game with their relatives, I am not sure. But yesterday two readers of this blog sent me screenshots of different layouts involving Places search.

Dennis Brennan sent me these screen shots showing the related searches appearing where the ads normally appear and the ads appearing at the bottom…

Here is the bottom screen shot from the search showing the ads:

Plamen, a frequent commenter, sent along this screen shot showing several One Boxes appearing in the search results below a 3-Pack. This result is one that solves a common problem with the current One Box display when Google is not sure if the searcher is looking for a category or a business, often showing the business in a One Box. This display would resolve that ambiguity: