If your a design company or an SEO company – you will see that local results are no longer displaying.
In an effort to stop spam google released the following:
“Today, we’re intentionally showing less local results for web design / SEO queries. For example, [web design sacramento] doesn’t display local listings today. We believe this is an accurate representation of user intent. In some cases, we do show local listings, however (as NSNA/php-er noted) [web design in bellingham]. I’m sure some of you feel we should be displaying local results for queries like [Web Design Vancouver]. I understand that concern, but based on our understanding of our users, we feel this is the right decision for now.”
I have to say – it will decrease the spam that comes through for users looking for a local design or search canidate.