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Google Local Results Are Taking Over The World

December 18th, 2013
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Many of my international clients have been living without Google+ Local results I guess because Google couldn’t license a reliable set of data to bounce its crawl info off of.  A common discussion with international yellow pages clients is whether or not they should license their data to Google (IMO I think they should.  Better to get in bed with the beast before your competitors after all).  And now it looks like Google+ Local is methodically making its way around the globe.  This morning a client in Greece alerted me that G+L results are now showing up:

Google+ Local Pack in Greece

Here’s a view of the full SERP:

Google+ Local Results in Greece

Looks like a Big Fat Local Greek Wedding…Opa!

 


Tags: International SEO

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Phil Rozek // Dec 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Hey Andrew,

    Unless I was hallucinating, I recall seeing G+L results in Greece before – for car rentals, I believe. Which one of us has been trippin’? :)

    On a different note, yeah, I am seeing G+L results triggered more often than before.

  • 2 Andrew Shotland // Dec 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Phil, you may have been in a test bucket or something, but this is the first I have seen of them and we have been looking at these SERPs for 2+ years.

  • 3 Andrew Forster // Dec 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I’d have to agree.

    One thing I’m not too keen on, that we’ve seen with multiple clients in Canada is if a client has a claimed page (either Google+ Local or Places) Google will only show them in the local results and almost ‘penalizes’ their organic results.

    They’ll bounce back and forth for a few months until finally settling in both, but strange nonetheless.

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