Catalyst - 7:50 pm on Sep 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
I've been seeing almost the opposite for a couple weeks.
I've been seeing CORE local KWs that have always pulled the new blended, merged style layout/aglo reverting back to 7 packs. And many of those 7 packs don't seem to be following the standard Places algo at all.
But I have not done lots of checking past couple days. Too busy.
Will try to check some of the standard markets I use to test and reverse engineer the local algo and will let you know if I see any major changes.