wwconnect - 1:49 pm on Sep 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
@martinibuster Still these local listings seem to be a huge improvement.
When I searched yesterday "city name locksmith" I still got the places 7 pack but not today. The smaller cities in my area don't show any places just map pins and/or websites. For the map pins the listed site is the actual website not the place page as I've seen with previous map pins.
For the nearest large city I get:
3 AdWords ads
1 Places 3 pack
10 organic listings
I also noticed there is no Google plus button next to the listings when I'm not signed in. I believe that until today there used to be a plus button next to the serp even if you weren't signed in. Clicking on it asked you to sign up for Google plus in order to plus that serp.