We discovered these positions reflect the presence on the map above the organic results.But it there a way to see the organic listings rather than the map listings, in Search Console?
JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):
I don’t think we differentiate that within Search Console. So we would essentially look at the normal web search results that we’d show if you just go to Google and search for something. And if your site ranks in one of those blocks on top, which might be– what is it called– the featured snippet on top, or with a map entry, or in a news entry, or in the app carousel, then that’s what we count as the ranking. So where the rest of your site ranks within the organic search results is not something that we take into account there. And specifically for Search Console, we use the average position of the top most result for your website. So if your website ranks number one, number seven, and number nine, for example, in one search results page, then we take that number one ranking and use that for Search Console. We wouldn’t reflect the lower rankings of the other pages there. What you can do, however, is look at it on a per URL basis. And that does give you a little bit more information there. So for your home page, obviously, it will be tricky in this situation. Because your home page will be the one that’s probably connected to your map entry. For other URLs, that we are also ranking in the search results, you can, however, see this specific URL is ranking in this position for these keywords. So that’s one way to get more detailed information there. The important part here is also to keep in mind that when you’re looking at it per query, we aggregate that across your site. Like I mentioned, the topmost result from your site we use that. And when you’re looking at it per URL, we look at it per URL. So the numbers there won’t necessarily add up completely..