jimbeetle - 6:51 pm on Oct 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think Google still needs to collect the data about what queries should get this kind of results page
That's what I find a bit a bit weird about this change, it seems a bit rushed. If many of us are finding it a bit confusing as to what appears when, then imagine what a general user must think. (But then again, I haven't heard any comments at all from folks. Another Google change gone unnoticed by the general public?)
My biggest problem with the implementation is the total disconnect between the Places results and then, after you click thru on the map, the local map results. I realize that this is currently a totally different product, but it just cannot be any longer. It's just much too confusing to see one set of map results on the SERPs and another on maps. I understand why, does the general user?