The local pack, also known as 3-pack, the ABC pack, and the snack pack, refers to the small section of Google’s search results page that showcases local ranking factors for businesses related to the search query you entered. You’ll find this section every time your query has local intent. It appears just below paid ads and above Google’s organic search results. The local pack includes important information about local businesses, including their location, opening hours, contact information and reviews. Up until a few years ago, the local pack was referred to as the 7-pack, since it displayed the 7 most relevant
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