A few months ago, Google stopped showing Google Posts in the top location, somewhat above the fold, in the local panel for a business. That seemed to have led to Google Posts performance drastically dropping off. Now, Google may be testing moving the Google Posts back up.
Amy Toman posted on Twitter several screen shots of Google testing showing the Google Posts back in the original top position. Personally, I tried to replicate this on all of these examples and they all show at the bottom position of the local panel for me. But maybe, Google is doing a limited test to bring the Google Posts back up to the top of the local panel again.
Here is one screen shot from Amy:
Again, when I tried this one, it only showed up at the bottom of the local panel for me.
Seen in Maps Android app: Posts moving back up? @rustybrick @keyserholiday pic.twitter.com/GOktDMEqNk
— Amy Toman ❄☃️❄ (@BubblesUp) December 31, 2018
Jason Brown is also able to replicate it:
I am seeing it on IOS too. pic.twitter.com/wnr8eCBrM9
— Jason Brown (@keyserholiday) December 31, 2018
Forum discussion at Twitter.