Google Maps Change from 7 to 3

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Tampa SEO – Recently Google made another significant change to their Local Business Map results. Now instead of showing 7 business, they are only show 3. You may also have noticed that the business phone numbers are not appearing in the desktop view anymore, however, the phone icon does appear in the Mobile view search that just confirms Google’s big push to evolve to Mobile Friendly websites.

Google Map Change in 2015

You can test to see whether or not your site is mobile responsive by using Googles Mobile-Friendly Test tool here, https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

If your site is not optimized for mobile search already, please feel free to contact our Tampa web design team for more information.

Another interesting statistic is mobile searches exceeded desktop searches in 2015, according to eMarketer. It is estimated 51% of all internet searches are done from mobile devices while only 42% of the searches ar made from Desktop / Laptops. You can see the progression in the image illustration below.

Mobile- Internet-Trends- in 2015

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