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Your Local Listing in Google Probably Just Disappeared from the First Page

Google has rolled out a redesign of its Local Pack, traditionally called the Local 7-Pack for its letter A – G rankings. The new search results page design shows just three listings and no direct link to a Google+ page.

Search engine ranking reports and impressions from Google are likely to decline for the four unlucky websites that no longer enjoy first page placement for their prized keywords. But are those four law firms really unlucky?

New Local Pack on Google

While the concept of losing your first page placement may sound scary at first, there is one more feature on the new, consolidated local listing pack that may be a positive change. Google has introduced a larger defined “More” menu.

This new link replaces the easy to ignore “Map results for…” text with a bigger, more defined “More” link and a menu icon. Clicking on the link takes you to a list of 20 local results (more…)