---- Google Place Search - Maps now above right hand Adwords column
freejung - 4:27 pm on Oct 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
I'm having a mild cardiac event here...
For people like me making a hefty earning on local directories, this is an extinction event.
Bill, try not to die on us just yet! ;-)
I'm still seeing a couple of top directories at the top of the SERPS for most localized searches in my area. So if you're one of the top directories in your niche, which knowing you I'm sure you are, you may be just fine, providing this doesn't change.
I bet Google still sees value in showing some directories, which may have more extensive info than they can provide in one SERP.