Comments on: Google Local One Box Listings Appear – Biggest Change to Irish Search? Search Engine Optimisation Ireland Tue, 31 Mar 2015 10:03:56 +0100 hourly 1 By: How to Get Included in Google Local, and How to Improve Your Local Ranking. Google Local Business Center Guide - Red Cardinal Tue, 29 Sep 2009 09:10:48 +0000 [...] Well imminent is certainly wasn’t, but last week we started seeing the first Google Local business listings for Irish searches. [...]

By: paul Fri, 22 May 2009 21:55:08 +0000 Saw this also during the week. I wonder why they decided to roll it out aswell. I do know they are busy with their street mapping in Ireland. So maybe they want to roll them out together to bring some extra attention to them both.

I too will be paying close attention to see how it effects traffic.

I’ve also seen some fluctuations in the positioning, so I’m guessing that G does some rotation, as well as some preferential placement due to low bounce rates and other metrics.


By: Google does hotel reviews now? Fri, 22 May 2009 08:41:50 +0000 [...] Richard knows more about this sort of thing than I and he blogged about it 2 days ago. Looks like a good change for Irish businesses! [...]

By: Michael Fri, 22 May 2009 04:50:02 +0000 Richard,

Throw in 3 pay per click ads at the top, then a 10 box listing and it’s obvious that the organic listings will suffer.

It’s a good strategy now to go after both the local listing and the organics and maybe throw in PPC as well.

Local search can bring excellent traffic and it’s a great way to get to the top of Google in no time at all.

I also noticed that singular terms without regional qualifiers will trigger local listings.

By: Merrill Thu, 21 May 2009 10:14:26 +0000 Richard: I thought that to but an IP lookup showed Dublin for my location.

By: Richard Hearne Thu, 21 May 2009 09:49:50 +0000 @Anthony – I couldn’t find the link from your blog post to the finder ;)

@Joe – fixed now, thanks.

@Merrill – this is likely due to your IP showing as being somewhere it’s not. I’m with Digiweb and my IP shows me as in Louth even though I’m in Dublin. This is likely one of the big reasons Google never launched this previously, and also why I think it wont last long either.

Thanks all for dropping by,

By: crossan Thu, 21 May 2009 09:49:22 +0000 just spotted this over the last few days myself. we jumped from page 2 to page 1 for a search with our main keywords instantly. now in effect we appear twice on page 1.

anyone using paid advertising on terms that triger the local listings onebox should watch their CTR’s mind. it will definitely affect them.

By: Merrill Thu, 21 May 2009 09:05:29 +0000 Hi Richard
I’m based in Dublin and a search for restaurant without any geographic modifiers shows Local Business Results centered on Galway !

By: Joe Scanlon Thu, 21 May 2009 08:27:43 +0000 Exciting stuff, thanks for sharing.
Note the hat tip to Jason is broken!

By: gagan @ Vancouver Web design Thu, 21 May 2009 07:27:04 +0000 Google local business listings is really a good source to get ranked for lot of local keywords

By: Anthony Quigley Wed, 20 May 2009 13:47:27 +0000 Hi Richard

Well spotted Richard and about time from Google. This is great for Irish businesses who understand what they are doing and know how to take advantage of it … Of course, we’ll be blogging about it on the Digital Marketing Institute blog later today!

This is big news….