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    Question Images in the Local SERPs - 2 More New Google Local Displays Being Tested

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    Google appears not to have settled on anything yet with these new display changes and seems to still be heavily testing different layouts.

    2 of our eagle eyed members discovered yet more new display styles.

    1st up images in the Local Finder. (After you hit "More Lawyers" - the page with 20 listings.)


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    That discovery was made last night by new member Wallery in this post.

    The 1st time I tried that query, I could not replicate. But later I got the images and still do for that query.

    Here it is, are you seeing images too? lawyers twin cities

    Check the link to Wallery's post above. He also shows a screen shot for "assisted living twin cities" but for that one I don't get images yet.

    THANKS FOR SHARING WALLERY!!!


    Next up is a slightly different wrinkle on the 3 pack. (I think, waiting for confirmation about where this next screenshot came from.) I know it was done on a tablet but it does not quite match up with a 1st page search result.

    7 pack, not 3. And no A, B, C markers, but distance indicators (Tablet)

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    This example comes from member ingenioussem in this post.

    Head over to the see convo there. He thought this was a reverting to the old style packs, but I explained it's different - yet a new type of layout. I've asked for a little clarification about exactly how he got to that page as it does not match up with 1st page SERPs and I think is from somewhere else.

    EDIT: Just got clarification. That is 1st page search result. I initially thought it was a 5 pack, but he said it's a 7 pack, they just all did not fit in the screenshot. And he did confirm this is 1st page regular search results. But again it's different than old pack AND says view more on maps instead of taking you to Local Finder.

    THANKS FOR SHARING INGENIOUSSEM!


    So again, either heavy testing OR they are just playing with our minds and laughing as we all scratch our heads about all these changes.

    What do you think? Just testing or new rollouts??

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    Re: Images in the Local SERPs - 2 More New Google Local Displays Being Tested

    OOOOPS. So many changes I forgot one! One that's also very interesting.

    Head over to Wallery's in this post.

    Check out his "assisted living" screenshot.

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    IF there are no reviews, then in the knowledge panel, where the full reviews would be displayed, instead there are organic results showing for that business.

    He said his concern with what he's seeing is that those organic results also show some competitor listings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wallery View Post
    Thank you. So far it seems like it was a test--but it seems plausible that it could be the next wave. The one scary part was that they listed search results below the reviews. In the cases I looked at, those search results contained competitor sites and directories (that sell leads and referrals). It seems like a lot of work to get all of Google's search results also to point to a client's site. If the client has enough reviews, the search results would be pushed below the fold. I guess we will worry when it becomes a reality! I am enjoying your posts on this forum!
    I can't replicate for Assisted Living Twin Cities. Are you seeing images for that query and web results in the knowledge graph for the result he showed?

    Thanks again Wallery!
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    Re: Images in the Local SERPs - 2 More New Google Local Displays Being Tested

    Once again Google is showing us why it is important to be patient. I am curious to see what version they end up settling on as it could reveal a lot about users and what Google wants (or wants us) to give them in near real-time. Thanks for keeping the community updated, everyone.
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    Re: Images in the Local SERPs - 2 More New Google Local Displays Being Tested

    Linda -

    I found that you have to be signed into Google to get the web results. I think it might also have to do with browser - I get the web results signed in in Chrome, but not signed in in Firefox.

    Signed in in Chrome, the web results under my client

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    I can't tell what keyword they seem to base those web results off of, because the vertical I am looking at, it doesn't make sense.
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    Re: Images in the Local SERPs - 2 More New Google Local Displays Being Tested

    I agree with cdawg2610. I am seeing the picture listings (for the list of 20) for "lawyers twin cities" but only get the "Web Results" on the Knowledge panel when signed in using Chrome. I am seeing the picture listings and the same Knowledge panel for both FireFox (signed in) and Chrome (Incognito). I guess it remains to be seen what will come of this.

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    Re: Images in the Local SERPs - 2 More New Google Local Displays Being Tested

    Thanks you two. I need to remember to cross check everything in Chrome.
    All my previous checks were with FF.

    I use Chrome in one window but mainly use that one for Gmail and Calendar.

    Do all my searching and research in FF, but should have learned by now always need to ck both!
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    Re: Images in the Local SERPs - 2 More New Google Local Displays Being Tested

    I am not seeing organic results (when there are no reviews) in the knowledge panel - local finder any longer- wondering if anyone else is. I used the same example above for assisted living twin cities. I do see images still however...

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    Re: Images in the Local SERPs - 2 More New Google Local Displays Being Tested

    Same here Kaycie. Just double checked that search in chrome.

    Last time I did it in FF and there were no images. Now there are images for me in chrome but no web results.
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    Re: Images in the Local SERPs - 2 More New Google Local Displays Being Tested

    I followed "assisted living twin cities" over the weekend and the format of the results changed a couple of times. Using Safari on an iPhone yields the "Web Results" after the photos, map, "what other people search for" panel. Seems like they are trying several different tests for that search term. Note that "assisted living Minneapolis" yields a more standard result (when compared to other cities). The same tests are being run on "lawyers twin cities".

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    Re: Images in the Local SERPs - 2 More New Google Local Displays Being Tested

    I am not seeing any local results for "lawyers Twin Cities". I checked FF, IE and Chrome.

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    I do see the images in the Local Finder if I follow the direct link provided in a previous post.

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