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    Organic Results - Now with Empty Google Local MapMarkers?

    Hey Everyone,

    I've been seeing a good chunk of organic listings showing up with a balloon that takes you to the businesses listing on Google Maps if you click on it. I thought I had seen this once a while back, but I've seen several examples today.

    Have you seen this?
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    Re: Organic Results - Now with Balloons

    I think once, but if you are seeing more maybe a change underway.

    What was exact search term used to get that shot?
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    Re: Organic Results - Now with Balloons

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    Re: Organic Results - Now with Balloons

    Hmmm thought maybe you were sitting on a test server.

    I checked and see same 2 balloons but split. One on top of pack and one below.
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    New Display for Microformats?

    I think Google might have a new display for microformats. See 2 pictures below (before and after). Anyone else seeing this?

    http://www.diigo.com/item/image/2robx/up3m - Before (with the plus mark)
    http://www.diigo.com/item/image/2robx/abwj - After (as of today, with a dot that when clicked goes to the business listing on Maps)
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    Re: Organic Results - Now with Balloons

    Crap - I didn't see this thread and started a new one. Linda, do you have a way to combine them?

    http://localsearchforum.catalystemar...r-Microformats

    I am positive it has to do with microformats. I wasn't seeing the new format at first and then cleared my cache and cookies and now I see it on IE. I haven't deleted cookies on Chrome yet so I'm still seeing the old version with the +
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    Re: Organic Results - Now with Balloons

    Sure I had not read your other thread yet. Merged them, so your other post is 2 posts up in chron order of when they were posted.
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    Re: New Display for Microformats?

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyHawkins View Post
    I think Google might have a new display for microformats. See 2 pictures below (before and after). Anyone else seeing this?

    http://www.diigo.com/item/image/2robx/up3m - Before (with the plus mark)
    http://www.diigo.com/item/image/2robx/abwj - After (as of today, with a dot that when clicked goes to the business listing on Maps)
    Hmmm have not had time to investigate yet and had not thought about microformats but based on Joy's screenshots, think maybe that's it.

    I'm up to my eyeballs in alligators today with other Google issues like the dupe search prob - plus have Local SEO training most of afternoon. So you guys brainstorm this or show more examples and I'll get back here when I can.
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    Re: Organic Results - Now with Balloons

    Here's the full scoop on what we found - http://imprezziomarketing.com/seo-bl...ats-on-google/
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    Re: Organic Results - Now with Balloons

    Oh Perfect, thanks for sharing Joy! Running off to training, will read tonight when I get caught up.
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