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It looks like every search is indeed local now.  I just typed “andrew” into Google and I got a 10-pack with local business results with businesses that have “andrew” in their name.  Screenshot below:


I don’t see local results appear for “david”, “robert” or “emma” but I do see a three-pack for “suzanne”.

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5 Response Comments

  • Carey  May 5, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Looks like it might be either just Andrew, the Goog algorithm, or a user behavior thing. I also got the Local 10 on Andrew, but not on Adam, Joseph, Michael or Marcus!

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  • MiriamEllis  May 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Hmm…now, which is better? A local Andrew? An imported Andrew? Ah, the decisions that face the consumer.

    Good spot, Andrew.

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  • Andrew Shotland
    Andrew Shotland  May 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Not sure I get what “andrew” & “suzanne” have in common that the others don’t. And how come “john” doesn’t show it? Everyone wants to know where the nearest john is.

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  • jlbraaten  May 21, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Great post. I was telling a local businessman recently to go for reviews via Google before he went with SEO. He’s making a killing.

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  • Mike  June 9, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    Well it looks like no one cares where the nearest mike is.

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