1 year agoPublic
Starting today, when you search Google for restaurants, bars or other local places on your desktop, you’ll see an interactive “carousel” of local results at the top of the page. 

Give it a go—type or say “mexican restaurants,” or try any similar search for restaurants, bars or hotels. Click on one of the places in the carousel to get more details on it, including its overall review-based score, address and photos. If you want to see more places, click the arrow at the right of the carousel. And you can zoom in on the map that appears below the carousel to restrict your search to only places in a specific area.

While some iPad and Nexus tablet users have seen this new look since December, we’re excited to expand to desktop. The interactive “carousel” is rolling out in English in the U.S.—we’ll add more features and languages over time.
Awesome Google Maps!+4
Joe Ford1 year ago
Maps are now about exploring, not just finding what you were after!+7
Translated from Chinese|Original
I Love Google Maps!!!!!+2
I love Google! Everything about it. Passion = Me = Google <3+4
More Local signs coming up...
Only US !!!!+2
Erich W1 year ago
+Google Maps +Google  can you add restaurant grades as well as linking to the grade report+1
Not working outside of US.+1
Mike Cassandra1 year ago
Friggin awesome +Google
Daniele Segato1 year ago
will this feature be available outside US?
Felipe NS1 year ago
Google please buy Duolingo
+Felipe NS yeah sure, while they're on their way they might as well buy Yahoo and Microsoft.
Sérgio Araújo1 year ago
We could have real time feedback from NSA employees, ratings on the restaurants and bars they've personally been to. Now that's what i call a feature!+3
Google I like it. Very nice touch
Marie L.Brewer1 year ago
Awesome, I will like this feature thank you Google! =0)
Je ne connais pas google+ mais c'est avec plaisir que j'aimerais apprendre a le connaitre+2
Translated from French|Original
i love google please send me some #googleglasses  +1
Arjun Shenoy1 year ago
And as usual it's only to US? +3
Marie L.Brewer1 year ago
I just noticed that as well!!+1
Mohnish Varma1 year ago
Go googoe go lov3 the way u r evolving
Andrew Naidorf1 year ago
Проклятые шовинисты! Почему только в Америке? Все, я одеваю шапку-ушанку, випиваю водку и иду запускать атомные ракеты+2
Translated from Russian|Original
It's more interactive than ever thanks +Google
Britt Bischoff1 year ago
While I really love this new feature, I'm curious as to why this appears for only some local searches?
Pete McGowan1 year ago
Works on my computer but not on my Ipad....
Curt Hasegawa1 year ago
So cool!  Love it!
Come to Norway.. Don't be shy.
Thomas Wolf1 year ago
Wish local was even half as good in Ireland
Yasir NV1 year ago
i do not feel this
Jean STEMMELEN1 year ago
In France no carroussel
Ben Smith1 year ago
Ah. This might actually be helpful. I work at a local ice cream shop and this really makes it easier for people to see us!
Larry Bossom1 year ago layout needs to be adjusted. The carrousel often sits on top of the first few search results on the page. Using chrome version 28.0.1500.44 beta-m
Star Padilla1 year ago
Not reflecting any carousel search results for myself and I'm in the U.S. :(
Chessika Z1 year ago
+Arjun Shenoy , +Andrew Naidorf it will be coming as soon as Google has the NSA international version approved :-/+1
Victoria Pyle1 year ago
Love you +Google Thank you for helping to restore my faith in humanity! Your brilliant business concept is helping to shape our world... as one whole :)
Jeff Chapman1 year ago
Better and better all the time!
Danny Skarka1 year ago
Google, you know I love you, but you need to get mobile in on all this cool stuff of late. Come on, I know you read comscore. So much of your stuff is not even adaptive, no less functioning.

Kind regards,
A fan...
Greg Gifford1 year ago
So what happens to keyword data in Google Analytics? If you click a venue and the SERP changes to a branded search, does a clickthrough to the site show the original query or the branded search?+2
Nick Gifford1 year ago
I apologize, I have no idea what I just decided to comment on.  I saw +Greg Gifford as I was scrolling past this post, and thought it was a nice name.... :)

Just kidding, I love the results carousel!
Guy Baker1 year ago
It shows many, but not all local restaurants. +Google, How do we ensure more/all restaurant's visibility? This is important for my local market and when I am personally out on the road... +1
Gregory Garvin1 year ago
I caught this and like it. If I could see my reviews and check-ins on mobile that would be great.+1
Jon Disnard1 year ago
What the fuck do New Yorkers know about Mexican food?
Gregory Garvin1 year ago
+Jon Disnard we have so many Mexicans even the Chinese use them in the kitchen and we don't suffer from simple palettes like most of the country. You are from Arlington so you might have a more flavored palette than the western part of TX.
Drew Colpurs1 year ago
Please take the time to read this post, I think it's very important.
Where should I post this?
Katherine Huynh1 year ago
Awh, this isn't in New Zealand yet.
Michael LaRoque1 year ago
Can Google users expect to see, for example, "Automobiles" or any other categories soon? +1
What's the logic behind these results? Are they retrieved from other Google products (e.g. Zagat)? Is it a product based on structured data mark-ups? Sorry, not in US to check it live
Susan Reed1 year ago
So, this is only restaurants,  bars, fast food, and hotels? I have tried a few other type of places and not seeing it. I'm fine without it.
Michael LaRoque1 year ago
As an SEO'r, I need more clarification on certain aspects!

Please? =D
Jürgen Strahm1 year ago
Maps, local stores, local and mobile business. The next big thing for local stores VS online shops? #showrooming
Luke Harris1 year ago
Doesn't work for me.
La communication digitale et l'e-réputation : des enjeux grandissants pour le succès des restaurants, hôtels, bars...
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Edmar Vieira1 year ago
ok, very well!
Ian Bowland1 year ago
Local carousel only in US at moment. For dining, nightlife, hotels. This will have a big impact on local SEO as the Carousel effectively pushes the Natural listings down the page. Google's stealth method of getting more local ad revenue. It will work too!+1
E. Lyon1 year ago
When can we see this on Google France
Joseph Ameen1 year ago
Is there a way to turn this off?
Daniel Metzger1 year ago
That appearance feels like it clashes with the rest of the web page.
Modssir Azm1 year ago
Angie Pugh1 year ago
I love this!!!
Nhạc Sàn1 year ago
hay quá  hihe+1
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Andreas Voland1 year ago
kind of beautiful!+1
Second phase is . Virtual city....Real next time...
Trina Abraham1 year ago
Sarah McMillan1 year ago
How do you get businesses to show up on this carousel?
Joseph Ameen1 year ago
I can't seem to find any means of removing this feature, whether it be in the settings or via third party extensions. Frankly, I find it to be ugly, cluttered, and irrelevant. It does nothing to improve the results of any search I've seen it come up for, instead pushing what I'm looking for even further down the page.

For example, when I search for "coffee", the results do not include my regular coffee shop because, presumably, it's not on Google Places. It DOES show up in the search results below via Yelp, which I have to scroll to reach. Furthermore, the assumption is that I searched for "coffee" and wanted coffee shops. I could have wanted to buy coffee online, or find out information about coffee. With this, though, Google is making assumptions about what I'm searching for, and its getting those assumptions wrong.

The way I see it, if I wanted to search for local businesses, I'd have gone to Google Local, or preferably a different site entirely because I find Google lacking in that area.
Just see and conment: Impression?
One of the best maps 
Robert Redl1 year ago
todd grossman1 year ago
Gary Molitor1 year ago
I HATE it. How do I remove this stupid feature?
Will Snook1 year ago
I wish I could figure out how to change the picture that shows for my business!!  Anyone?  
Jacks Logan1 year ago
I don't like this's ugly, in the way, and it doesn't show what I'm looking for at all since I was searching for restaurants in Australia, not the US.  At least, give us a choice if we want to see the bar or not...I do not!
Steve Neale1 year ago
Ugly, unhelpful, unattractive, useless, unasked for
mega SEO11 months ago
Good Technique. Thanks.
Steve Neale11 months ago
This sucks get it off my desktop
Takes up too much room
Duy Thanh Ta2 months ago
Google maps !! very good...