Google Maps Showing Web Results
Brian Barwig

Google Maps is now showing web results on mobile and desktop searches. When searching for a business on Google Maps, scrolling down past the Google My Business profile information (NAPW, photos, & reviews), there is a “People also search for” section. Previously, this was the last section within Google Maps. Currently, we are noticing a new section, “Web Results”. 

Web Results Look Similar to Google Search Results

The web results appear to be nearly identical to the results in Google Search for the same branded query you are searching in Google Maps. Look at the example below. A search for “Cash For Junk Cars LLC” on Google Maps shows web results at the bottom of the page. These web results correspond similarly to the results in Search. Although the search is branded, there is a random Facebook page from a competitor in the listings. This also appears in Google Search results.

Thoughts on this New Feature

There is not much more we know about this at the moment. Have you noticed web results showing in Google Maps yet? What do you think are the pros and cons of this new feature?

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Brian has been working in Local SEO since 2008 when he began building an online business. He has built several websites from the ground up and enjoys all aspects of Local SEO, especially helping small businesses grow.