CaptainSalad2 - 9:59 am on Sep 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
aakk9999 asked me to supply some more info in the thread:
It was a UK search google.co.uk, the search was for "Trade in Location", the rest of the SERP still comprised of directories, exactly 8 directories and 1 independent trades man site, one of the directories they had highlighted as an extra search was still organic #1.
2 of the extra directories they highlighted above places were nt and have not had a directory placing on page 1, 2, 3 so I guess you could argue they have added MORE directories to that serp (2).
My naive hope is maybe this is them testing a way to group directories and phase them out from organic first page as im sure matt cutts realises people donít want to search for a local trade and be presented with 9-10 and in some SERPS 15 directories?