I noticed this a few weeks ago and emailed a couple of the local search chumps about it, then completely failed to blog about it. (Until now. Obviously.) Google has added a little messaging on Place Pages in situations when more than one business shares an an address. It says, as you can see below, “also at this address.”
That’s from my wife’s Place Page. She’s a real estate agent and shares an address with dozens of other agents. In the “Related Places” section of her Place Page, the main agency listing shows the “also at this address” messaging.
Not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but perhaps a sign that Google is improving its recognition of situations when one address has many business owners — you know, the old “merged listings” problem that’s plagued them in the past.
Meanwhile, Mike Blumenthal wrote about some other interesting changes happening to the Google Maps interface these days.