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  1. Paul Stevens

    Businesses from 120 miles away showing up three-pack for searches that name local town

    This is a very useful tool. Much appreciated. Once I used the additional option of adding a city, I got results that looked much better. I would recommend this to anyone who does search marketing research. As well as the tip above regarding mobile search vs desktop.
  2. Paul Stevens

    Businesses from 120 miles away showing up three-pack for searches that name local town

    Thanks Joy. I was trying to get an untarnished look at search results without my previous searches influencing Googles offering. Your suggestion got me looking at my phone search options. I didn't realize I could choose "use without an account" on my Android phone, simply by clicking on my...
  3. Paul Stevens

    Businesses from 120 miles away showing up three-pack for searches that name local town

    Thanks for this resource. I will follow up.
  4. Paul Stevens

    Businesses from 120 miles away showing up three-pack for searches that name local town

    I've included a couple of recent screenshots from an Incognito search on Google using a Chrome browser. Note the searches. I have since gone back and tend to get wildly varying results. Sometimes they make sense, some times, not so much. Sometimes results are within a 30 mile radius or...
  5. Paul Stevens

    Businesses from 120 miles away showing up three-pack for searches that name local town

    I did specify a particular town. That is what surprised me when I got a result from so far away. There were undoubtedly 100 results closer. I just tried it in Incognito Mode with Chrome using "Maps" and using "Near Havelock Ontario" as the modifier and still got one local result and then others...
  6. Paul Stevens

    Businesses from 120 miles away showing up three-pack for searches that name local town

    I was recently checking the competition in a niche so I entered, in the Google search field, "type of business" + town + Ontario. When the standard Google 3-pack search page came up I found my clients business sandwiched between two other businesses from over 120 miles away. These businesses...
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