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When doing keyword research, it's helpful to know which keywords trigger a map pack (a.k.a. local pack, local snack pack, local search pack... whatever you want to call it this week ;)).

Unfortunately, Ahrefs doesn't show if a particular keyword triggers a map pack in the Google SERP.

I saw How to Identify Local SEO Keywords in Bulk - Local University, but in order to crawl Google in bulk (I'm talking 100+ keywords), you'd really need to keep the number of searches minimal, wait for a while, or use a proxy to get around Google's CAPTCHA.

I know this wouldn't tell you if there are any localized organic results in the SERP, but I'd settle for knowing about a map pack on the SERP :)

Anyone know of a tool (obviously free is better) or other method of checking SERPs to see if they're localized?
 

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@Justin Mosebach, I suppose it depends on your definition of "bulk," and on how many more queries than "100+" we're talking about.

With that throat-clearing out of the way, I'd say you might consider:

 

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@Justin Mosebach, SEMRUSH's Keyword tracking tool shows any SERP feature on SERP results, including Local Packs. I have found that it is not 100% reliable in identifying SERP features for travel-related queries. Also, it's not a free tool (a free account will allow you to track 10 queries).
I'm also interested in finding an alternative tool.

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@Lluc Thanks! Yeah, we currently use Ahrefs and like it for a lot of things, but not being able to track map pack or Google Maps rankings, or see what keywords generate a map pack is really disappointing.
 

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I'm hoping there are other tools that can be more precise....
 
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