Google Places Changes Again


Well just doing some work on a clients site and saw the below change.  This changed right infront of my eyes, I did a refresh and bam the below showed on the first page – Oh and by the way one of my clients is here showing on that elusive first page of Google

google places

So whats different?

  • The map shape
  • The Map pins are white/light grey & they turn red when you hover over the result
  • the map pins are on the right not the left, along with the address

OK, my personal opinion is that this no longer stands out as much as the listings did previously – whether the listing was in the oldish format or the enhance where description etc pulled from website.

Hmmm jury is out, let me know your thoughts on this at

My initial thoughts are that this makes SEO more important, so for SEO Birmingham give me a call