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    Did google do a signifigant update? Map listings all gone!


    Was there some type of major update on Nov 1? Out of the 5 web sites I assist with, all brick & mortar business in 5 completely different fields all in the same city, the google map listings are no longer showing for [keyword + city] or [city + keyword]. The 7-pack and 3-pack listings are just gone. Disappeared. The only thing showing is organic listings. I'm doing searches for other business types too in our city and no maps are showing! If you search for the name of the business then the google places/plus shows for that one business but the 3-packs and 7 packs are all gone.
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    This might be of some interest jeff
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    Hi Jeff,

    I've been testing and reporting on a bunch of local algo changes that are happening right now. There's bunch of crazy stuff going on.

    Can you share the city and a couple KWs so I can take a look.

    The reason I ask is that packs/map listings come and go for some types of KWs due to search volume. And then sometimes they temporarily disappear and it's a glitch and they return a day later.

    But aside from that there are all kinds of crazy things going on in local and myself and other experts think these are minor tweaks due to Google trying to push out some other major algo change because much of it just does not make sense.

    The OLD places pack algo showed for awhile last week so there were double page one rankings everywhere. Then they reversed the Old algo and it's back to blended BUT the doubles are still there which is really weird cuz if it's the blended algo there should be no doubles.

    I'm sure it's not Google's intent to give the top 3 listings in the pack a double listing and have them also show in organic page 1. So there is just a ton of odd stuff happening that myself and others have been documenting and posting above.
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    Hey Jeff, still curious what city that is if you care to share.

    (Only bumping because I know over the weekend some folks don't check forums so hoping you are around today.)

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