Google results showing address on map?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I have come across this recently where when I search for something like "software development" in google the result is usually a list of companies, this then shows the results as per usual and adds a google map to the right with (almost) each result as a marker on that map.

Is there a way for me to force google to do this to my site or to at least make it more inclined to do it for mine (maybe by adding an <address> tag), or is this just one of those where it either happens or it doesn't.
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I have not seen this before. I tried typing software development like you said, but am unable to duplicate this. I am not seeing any locations on maps for any of the businesses. When you get a chance would it be possible for you to post a screenshot of what you are seeing? I would be curious to know when these sort of results show up, and what can be done to optimize your website for it.
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In order for the map to show you need to search for "keyword" in "city". [for example].

As far as to how to get on the map... Read here
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All right, I have figured this out ... The thing I was looking for is Google Places. What happens is I add my company to google places and in the process I add my url, then when google returns my url in a result it adds a map because it sees that I am on google places and places a marker on the map.

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This works for my locale, will be different for you.

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Post 3+ Months Ago

I had been noticing that on a lot of my search results lately. Nice to know what triggers it.
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They updated their site search from the black menu bar to site links then combining both local and global searches and now including the map and address for each business.

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