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:
Here’s a view of the full SERP:
Looks like a Big Fat Local Greek Wedding…Opa!
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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.
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.
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.