Google Instant Now For Google Places

Google has launched Google Instant Search for Google Place search results.

To see this yourself, conduct a search on Google and then click on “Places” in the left-hand panel. Then type in the search box and Google Instant will predict and auto fill your searches.

Here is an example query for pizza:

Google continues to roll out Google Instant on their vertical search features. Last month, Google Product Search gained Instant Search and Google promises to “continue to expand Instant to all views, languages and domains over the next few months.”

This roll out comes the week after Yahoo launched Search Direct.

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Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: Instant | Google: Maps & Local | Google: Place Pages | Google: Web Search


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  • http://ShawnHart Shawn Hart

    How do you think this will effect reporting in a business owner’s Places account? It seems to me that it may cause an increase in impressions, but those impressions will be much less valuable since they will effectively be a momentary step on the way to the actual search the person was intending. How long does a search result have to appear for Google to consider it an impression?

  • Barry Schwartz

    Same as how ads or other organic results are impacted.

    3 seconds is the AdWords impression count rule. Same likely applies to this.

    Of course, if you hit enter or click on a result, that will count as an impression as well. Plus waiting 3 seconds.

  • Nicolas Machard

    This might have a massive impact on seeking for Coupon when normal/current users never thought of it when looking for a specific shop or restaurant…

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