Search Google Local Pack Tests Refine query and search box by location

Google seems to be testing a specialized local pack that looks more like local service ads. Maybe it’s a bug because the ads aren’t tagged or maybe Google is testing free local service listings? The design of the local pack looks more like local service ads and gives you the option to fine tune the query and location.

I received several notifications of this design yesterday, here is what Robert Owen from Timberwise sent me:

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Compare that to what I see without the refinement options:

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The reason I think these are local service ads is that it was spotted by others and local SEOs said it looked like them.

They are linked to local service announcements, so maybe this is a bug?

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