It looks like Google is making some changes to the local search results again. LocalSEOGuide.com spotted changes in the search results on July 30 that indicate a new direction from Google.
When you click on the reviews link for a local listing, an overlay pops up instead of taking you to the business’s Google+ page.
Andrew Shotland of Local SEO Guide gave his initial commentary on the new functionality, including the following:
"There’s a review sort and a prominent ‘write a review’ button. Pro Tip: Google wants you to write a review."