Hi deadsea & tedster, I agree the algo change is separate but I believe the format is all a part of it. Local results use to be lower now they are 1, if not 2nd organic result. In addition they display 7 vs 3. (7 pack). It was also inconsistent and now its almost every 2 phrase search. Plus it's pushing even the right side adwords down, which I would think G would lose money there?
deadsea do you have or found a way to create that many local listings?