Your Chance of Appearing in Google Search Just Fell by 60%

Searches for a local business type have returned results known as the local pack. There were typically 7 listings.
Now there are only 3 listings, more listings can be reached by clicking “More”, Phone numbers are gone, the Google+ link has gone, store hours show more prominently, verified sites for Google+ get a superior amount of content.
Lets look at what this means for local business results in Google.