In a post on Search Marketing Communications, I wrote about how many Marketing and Advertising related Google Local Business Center listings no longer appear in advertising and marketing related geo-modified search queries.
Today, of course I discovered an exception to what I thought was a new rule.
A search for “marketing firm” in Google produced a Google Two Pack list of local marketing firms.
The same query modified to include my “marketing firm + oklahoma city” produces the same Two Pack results although they now appear as the first and second results.
Yet the plural “marketing firms oklahoma city” yields a traditional search results page.
Although I was logged out of my Google account when I ran the queries, I am not convinced my browsers cookies didn’t influence the results Google delivered.