TheOptimizationIdiot - 5:21 am on May 1, 2013 (gmt 0)
They're way ahead Lucy24, don't worry about it if you don't get it.
Many of us aren't "caught up with them yet" and just plain don't get things they do like show the same business listing from review and phonebook type sites for all of the top 20 results and 26 of the top 30, except for the single result for the actual business site, because a single business in a city that's in an unrelated field has the medically related service we searched for in it's name and is in that city.
It's not them, it's us, but don't feel bad because you're not the only one confused by what they're doing. (That's because we're "living in the now" and they're way ahead of us so they know what we will want in the future and that's what they're showing us -- Sometimes they're so far ahead I think they're on a different planet, but then I realize it's me that's the issue, not them.)
Really, somehow they know at some point in time I'll want to see the reviews and yellow page type listings for a business 3,000 miles from where I am so I know the business is EPA approved to remove the paint from my bathroom that was just built 6 months ago and painted a couple months later, plus the business can even install a new toilet for me (even though I've got a new one of those to go with the paint and walls), rather than seeing the listings for a medically related service people are known to travel 1000s of miles for which is what I thought I was really searching for when I typed in the query.
The problem with Google for me is I'm so far behind and "living so much in the now" I don't know I want to see things like those reviews and yellow page results yet, but they do, because they know what I want before I do and that's what they're showing me. They're waaaaay ahead of some of us, me for sure at least.
(Honestly, sometimes I forget to switch back to Bing to search and accidentally use Google which often leaves me very confused lately, because I have no clue I why I would want to see the results they're showing me or whyTF they're showing them to me, but they're way ahead of me, so they must know I do even though I don't have a clue why and really don't think I want to see them myself.)