davedm - 2:55 pm on Mar 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
@winglevel it is a shocking difference isn't it. Bing's results are far from perfect, but I think they're actually starting to get the edge over Google... more to the point, there is more variety there, so if their local results are rubbish at least I can find some other content easily.
I have yet to understand the point of the seemingly arbitrary (and often wrong) 7-packs other than to occupy space in the results.
My opinion is Google aren't actually motivated to return reliable local results - far better to let people realise the only reliable way to put your business in front of searchers is to give in and spend on advertising.