Local Search Expert
- Sep 3, 2014
That would be good news, if Google were any good at assessing those attributes and if they were any good at filtering out review spam and similar tactics.They are just looking for the best painter, plumber, pest control technician, etc. Proximity should be dialed down for SABs and the results should be more based on relevance and prominence.
Still, anything that DOES diminish Google's reliance upon proximity for ranking is a good thing, I suppose.