Google’s advanced verification test in San Diego just dropped over 89% of listings from the 3-pack
Columnist and local search expert Joy Hawkins shows the results of a recent Google My Business advanced verification test and explores the new home services local pack.
I have just managed to find my first live example of the next step for the advanced verification beta test for locksmiths and plumbers in San Diego.
We knew that these businesses had to pass advanced verification before November 10 or Google was going to be removing their listings. So now that we are past that date, what happened?
As you can see, the search results (which only a very small percentage of users are seeing at the moment) show two different types of “3-packs.”