December 10, 2015 I noticed something brand new in Google Local Search Results: Opening and closing times.

It appears that Google recently added business hours to places which display in local search.

Here’s a screenshot for “Restaurants Raleigh NC”:

biz hours

New: Business hours listed in local search results display open and close times.

Prior to this change Google simply displayed “Closed Now” if the business was closed.

I wondered if this change may occur since they recently introduced specific Holiday Hours to Google Maps.

Here’s what the local search results looked like on August 29, 2015:

previous biz hours

Previous screenshot

What to do:

Make sure that your business hours are correct for your local business. You can now also see the hours of the competitors instantly.


1 Comment
  1. So far, I see the changes live in Australia, France, and USA.

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