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    Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

    I might be late to the game, but I just noticed the layout change Google made to the local listings.

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    This is our page, but I checked multiple clients and i'm seeing the same layout. Was this the update that happened recently for local?
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    re: Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

    Hi Eric,

    Yes, this was the layout change from a couple weeks ago. Google teased us with it and then it went away.

    Looks like it's back again.
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    re: Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

    Colan is right. A few weeks ago, it was briefly showing this layout, but then went away. I started to notice the new layout coming back within the last day or two, across the board. Maybe now it's more permanent, but with Google, who knows.
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    re: Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

    Thanks for reporting Eric!

    Quote Originally Posted by Colan Nielsen View Post
    Yes, this was the layout change from a couple weeks ago. Google teased us with it and then it went away.

    Looks like it's back again.
    Took the words right out of my mouth Colan.

    Big tease! Wonder if it will stick this time?
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    re: Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

    Was just checking it out and for me, just like last time in FF I just get 1 column but in Chrome I get the nice new 3 column with the reviews across. Really like that layout.

    On difference though. Here is the original thread when we saw this test 1st show up.

    Google+ Local Display Update - New About Page Layout

    That screenshot has images on left reviews far right.
    Now I'm seeing map and contact info on left, reviews in middle.
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    re: Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

    I have the 3 columns in both FF and IE. Have not tried Chrome yet.
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    Re: Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

    I'm seeing the same layout in both Chrome and FF for multiple clients across the country. Maybe this is corresponding with the overall layout changes Google has made (dial pad menu option, new view for Google hangouts, etc)
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    Re: Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

    Interesting... I meant to say maybe we should share screen shots in case we are seeing different things, but sounds like everyone is seeing 3 columns except me with FF.

    Glad it's only me, and likely temporary because having everything stacked in one column pushes the reviews WAY down and leaves tons of unused white space on both sides.
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    Re: Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

    Nice spot Eric. Am seeing the new layout over here in the UK. Have tested with a number of listings on both FF and Chrome and I'm getting just 2 columns on both.

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    Re: Google Local Page Layout - Another Test or Update?

    Hey guys there is also a bug I think that's piggybacking on this update.

    I've been getting reports from clients about this. Most think they lost reviews, then realize the count is just off.

    So I checked the Google forum and a bunch of reports are coming in.

    So if you or clients think you are missing a bunch of reviews, page back and you too may find your reviews are really there, the count is just off.

    Anyway we've alerted Google so they are aware. I assume it's just a temporary glitch due to the update.
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