On August 7th, Google rolled out a seemingly small but incredibly significant update to the manner in which it displays local businesses within its web results. Instead of the traditional 7-pack map results, Google updated its format to display a greatly reduced (but expandable) 3-pack local listing format (aka Google Local Snack Pack). What is most significant about this update though is not the change in the display format itself, but the frequency with which the new 3-pack local listings show up and their visibility in the search results, compared to the previous 7-pack of results. Get the full story at seoClarity Read also "Google Local Pack down to 3 listings, address & phone number removed"