Been watching this for a few days now and have kept checking on here and a few other sites to see if anyone else has noticed but not spotted anything so far.
If you type in a brand instead of a keyword seems that google is recognizing brands and displaying just 7 results instead of the normal 10.
I asked the question if anyone knew what was happening on a G+ circle I belong too and I was told google have confirmed there has been no major update to their algo but they do release 500+ updates a year. I have no idea how they got that response but they claimed it was from them.
So just wondering if anyone else has any thoughts on this or is this old news that I missed.
I assume this is world wide but not checked, I am looking from the UK and at .co.uk version