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    Local SERP's Now Pointing To Google Maps

    Anyone else seeing this link to Google Maps below the local results? This is new to me. Makes perfect sense as Google is trying to draw more and more attention to Google Maps:

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    Re: Local SERP's Now Pointing To Google Maps

    AAANNNDDD... it's back lol I'm seeing that on my tests as well. Nice catch!
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    Re: Local SERP's Now Pointing To Google Maps

    Quote Originally Posted by EsR View Post
    AAANNNDDD... it's back lol I'm seeing that on my tests as well. Nice catch!
    It's back, but different since the old link kept the user in Google Search, not Maps.
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    Re: Local SERP's Now Pointing To Google Maps

    Good point. It's been so long since I've seen that link I forgot it directed to another SERP page, not maps....

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    The first screenshot is just me clicking the link to maps... and if I sort by reviews look how many ads pop up. I didn't want to de-rail this, but I was kind of surprised that if I want to see "top reviewers" I get results for mostly ads. I'm sure this happens in normal maps search, but i'll have to test/compare.
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    Re: Local SERP's Now Pointing To Google Maps

    Oh wow, thanks for head's up Colan! Nice catch!

    I was going to work on a big post this week with some important observations about the new Google Maps, but then Phil's post about how the Maps changes are not a big deal, kinda made me feel like I was over-reacting. So I didn't prioritize getting that post done.

    But this shines a light on the fact that maps is going to start taking more center stage. And once the maps update goes live, things will change on a few levels.

    Google Maps is going to become kind of a big deal, not huge, but big - I feel it in my bones. So I'm going to go ahead and work on that post to show you guys some important stuff. Problems to be aware of so your client does not get buried AND hidden as well as new opportunities to get them ranked where you could not before.

    But I don't like to do big posts on Friday because not as many are online. So will hopefully post it Mon or Tues.
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    Re: Local SERP's Now Pointing To Google Maps

    Am seeing the same "See results for..." over here in the UK too.

    I've really been enjoying using the new Google Maps, so am looking forward to your post next week Linda.
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    Re: Local SERP's Now Pointing To Google Maps

    Nice catch, Colan!

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    Re: Local SERP's Now Pointing To Google Maps

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    Nice catch, Colan!
    Thanks Phil
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    Re: Local SERP's Now Pointing To Google Maps

    Darn you, Colan! I thought I might have a catch here. But you scooped me by 10 hours. Hey, I've been busy!

    Nice catch though. Yes, I'm seeing it also in virtually every local search done today.

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    Re: Local SERP's Now Pointing To Google Maps

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    I was going to work on a big post this week with some important observations about the new Google Maps, but then Phil's post about how the Maps changes are not a big deal, kinda made me feel like I was over-reacting.

    But this shines a light on the fact that maps is going to start taking more center stage. And once the maps update goes live, things will change on a few levels.

    Google Maps is going to become kind of a big deal, not huge, but big - I feel it in my bones. So I'm going to go ahead and work on that post...
    It's a big deal to me Linda & to a lot of others so I'll be watching for your post. And the beauty of this forum is the diversity of opinions so please, go with your gut!

    Thanks in advance

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