Local SEO 7 pack condensed to 3 pack!

After some research, it appears that Google has changed all 7 pack map search results to a condensed 3 pack.

This changed rolled out in both the United States and internationally yesterday. Google usually doesn’t do global updates like that.

So what is a 3 pack? 

Previously, you would receive 7 listings with the opportunity to “view more,” but now it’s just 3 (you still have the option to view more.)

They have also changed the appearance of these listings (which we will talk a little bit more about in a minute.)

Here is what you are use to seeing in the old 7 pack!

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The appearance of listings has also changed  quite a bit.

Previously, you could see the phone number and address of a company from the initial search page. Google has changed it to where you have to click through the listing to gather this information  now. The reviews no longer say “Google Reviews,” they’ve removed the word Google. The opening and closing hours are also visible, showing the most relevant time depending on what time of day it is.  On mobile devices, there is a “call” button  which is quite prominent.

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When you click a link (except the website button) it will open up a map with 20 additional listings visible as well.

Here is the new look when you click MORE CPAS:

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A Google spokesperson said:

“We are constantly exploring the best way to bring a better search experience to our users. This update provides people with more relevant information, including photos, reviews and prices, for searches that have multiple results for a given location.”