thanks to Matt McGee for tipping me off to this one. Here’s a particularly useful example:
Tags: Google Maps
Mihmorandum | Interesting New Interface on Google Maps | Google
// Feb 18, 2009 at 7:48 am
[...] McGee first noticed the “K-Pack” announced on the official Google Maps Blog last night and the Local Searcharati have been [...]
Google Maps Proves More Locksmiths in NYC than Cabs » Understanding Google Maps & Yahoo Local Search
// Feb 18, 2009 at 1:19 pm
[...] Mihm alerted me to an interesting tidbit about the new K- Pack. The new Google Maps feature showing more than 10 business in the Maps view, conclusively [...]
New Google Maps View Shows Hundreds of Local Results | The Expand2Web Blog
// Feb 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm
[...] McGee spotted this first last night. Andrew Shotland affectionately named it the K-Pack. And David Mihm shared some excellent observations about it as well on his [...]
SEO TRICKS GUIDE
// Feb 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm
[...] Andrew Shotland quickly dubbed this new feature the K-Pack (get it: K=1000) and Mike Blumenthal has already found an unexpected use for the K-Pack as a spam fighting tool. Just take a look at this outrageous set of results for locksmiths in NYC. Google really ought to take a look at the embarrassing state of spam overload in that industry. The K-Pack could make it easy work for them! [...]
// Feb 19, 2009 at 2:16 am
Seems there are far fewer assholes in New York than there are locksmiths, or asshole-spamming-locksmiths, as per the k-pack conversation taking place on Mike Blumenthals blog.
Or, looking at your trackback spam here on this post, asshole-rss-scrapping-trackback-spammers.
// Feb 20, 2009 at 7:41 pm
ermmm, now that Andrew removed the scraper trackbacks I don’t meant to say the other trackbacks from David M., Mike B., Don C., and Miriam E., right above this post, are trackback spamming, that would make me the asshole.
Google’s K-Pack Rocks Local at SEO Pro
// Feb 21, 2009 at 4:16 pm
Productification » Google Map Search Layer - Innovation in Local Search
// Feb 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm
[...] authority, etc) but not necessarily the closest one. With the new feature (Andrew Shotland calls it K-Pack) I can quickly find that there is a few Dry Cleaners that are more closer than the ones in the top [...]