So, some bloggers have reported a new experimental layout for Google's regular keyword SERPs for local queries (for instance, queries for "[category name] [cityname]".
Some of the folx at my company have seen these results periodically for certain queries.
Instead of embedding a "7-pack" of local results with map into the search results page, this new beta layout has the local listings sprinkled into the regular results of the page with the map located in the right sidebar and automatically staying within the visible portion of the window when the page is scrolled in the browser.
Anyone else getting these experimental layouts for local searches?
Thoughts on the implications?