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Noticing massive change in local results for Google SERP



9:57 am on Jun 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I noticed that Google now shows Maps results for general queries like hospitals, theatres, shops, dentistry & many other keywords without the location. Was that a massive change in SERPs recently? or a new Venice?


10:13 am on Jun 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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I don't recall those specific queries but for others such as pizza or doctor, Google assumes that you want someone local, hence a map result. This has been the case for some years.


10:32 am on Jun 25, 2013 (gmt 0)

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One of the websites I track lost most of its keywords like I said above from number 1 to number 6 or 7 and maps results now occupies that spot. This happened on June 13 and here is serpmetrics showing that something happened on that day [serpmetrics.com...]

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