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This question came up once on Twitter. Why is it when you search “Atlanta Bankruptcy Attorneys”, you get a business with a blue dot that shows on the map but isn’t even a part of the 3-pack?

Mike Blumenthal answered by explaining that it’s a bug where Google thinks you are asking for attorneys near that specific attorney.

The specific place Google thinks you are searching near is given a blue icon.

Here are a few examples of it done right:

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