SEO

Google local map pack goes missing in search results

The Google local pack, the map results, you see Google often display in the search results seems to have gone missing. I assume this was a bug, but no one was able to trigger a local pack to show up in Google Search for a 20-minute period.

Examples. Try searching for [barber near me] and you won’t get that local pack. You just get the standard ten blue links, without the map.

Google Search Example 746x600

This seems to have stopped working at around 11:30 am ET.

And now has returned about 20 minutes later, I now see the local pack:

Barber Google Local 800x583

Why we care. The local pack drives a tremendous amount of traffic to local businesses. It going away, even for a short period of time, can be a huge loss for those local small businesses.

This appears to have been a bug and is now resolved.

Related stories

New on Search Engine Land

About the author

Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on Twitter here.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Google Analytics 4 bug causes data gaps in reports
Pinterest launches cooking series with shoppable experience
Snap unveils enhanced campaign insights for ROAS
Meta apologizes after ad error causes campaigns to overspend by ‘thousands’
Article complaining about being outranked on Google being outranked by Reddit

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *