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    Re: Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    Thanks for all the insights, opinions and comments everyone.

    I'm a little late to the party. The new 3 pack just started to show for me this afternoon, right before I had to leave, so I didn't get a chance to research until now.

    The main thing that struck me, which I've mentioned a couple times is no address or phone until/unless you click through.

    But in clicking through, what struck me is NO more G+ L pages in the SERPs. No links at all. The reviews just show in the overlay and Google no longer feels the need to link to the actual page.

    This seems totally contradictory to their goal of getting SMBs to claim/verify their local listing. The average SMB isn't doing to know that the data on their page is what shows up in various places. I think some will think, there's no page anymore so why bother to claim and maintain one. If they can't see a page, it's like why bother with it, right? Don't you think many that aren't working with people like us and don't know what's up will think that?
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    Re: Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    Seeing this being rolled out here in the UK this morning.

    No 7 Packs to be seen anywhere!
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    Re: Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    Rolled out in Canada Checked a few search terms and it seems to be across the board.
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    Re: Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    ALSO: On mobile I'm seeing a call button. Desktop website & directions button.
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    Re: Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    I am not a fan of this new layout. So many great businesses that ranked D, E, F etc are now completely shut out. I'm expecting lots of calls today.

    I also really don't get why Google removed reviews from branded queries. See the post I wrote up about it this morning:

    4 Observations about Google?s New Snak Pak Local Search Display | Imprezzio Marketing

    Are you guys seeing the photo display for any other industries other than restaurants, hotels, DJs, bed & breakfasts and banquet halls?
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    Re: Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    The only place I'm seeing a link to a Google + page is for a branded search:

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    Re: Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    Here is a post by Mike on this subject: THOUGHTS ABOUT THE NEW LOCAL STACK DISPLAY

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    Re: Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    I feel like this is just Google taking one step closer to implementing paid local search results across the board just like they are testing with the San Francisco Plumbers.
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    Re: Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    The wild ride continues. Keep arms and legs inside until the ride comes to a complete stop...wait...this ride apparently never stops. Oh the insanity!
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    Re: Goodbye 7 Packs! Only 3 Packs with No Phone # or Address for All Local Results

    I echo Joy's statements. Im not a fan of this, it doesnt seem to be a good user experience and it feels very Pigeonesque to me. Im seeing some spam creep in and suspect only more spam in the future as those 3 spots become more coveted.

    I'll throw my post in the ring as well if you feel like reading more on it: Google goes to Local 3 Pack | Enterprise & Local SEO | IntegrateDigitalMarketing

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