Google: Pigeon Update

  • Google Pigeon Update Rolls Out To UK, Canada & Australia

    Google has confirmed that their local Pigeon update, which rolled out in the U.S. on July 24, 2014 has now expanded over last week to the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. After questioning Google about rumors of this change, a Google spokesperson told us, ” I can confirm that this update has rolled out to the UK, Canada and Australia.

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Land- 25 readers -
  • Why Did Google’s Pigeon Poop All Over Big Local Brands?

    … brands have lost 5-10% of their organic traffic post-Pigeon. As we discussed during the panel, Google had told Search Engine Land that Pigeon focused on the following : Increased importance of “Web ranking signals” (aka “backlinks”) Increased focus on Location Increased emphasis on Knowledge Graph results But perhaps the real insight discussed…

    Andrew Shotland/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 13 readers -
  • Factors Affecting Pigeon — A 5,000 Page Case Study

    … As reported extensively in Search Engine Land, Google released its Pigeon algorithm update to make local search results more useful and relevant by tying local search results more closely to traditional web search signals. As oftentimes happens when Google drops an algorithm change, pundits, journalists and practitioners speculated and parsed…

    Adam Dorfman/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 32 readers -
  • Pigeon Rolled Back? Law Firm Study Says Yes

    … Pigeon – that hastily rolled out Google algo change that impacted both local and natural results – had those of us working in or for small, localized businesses (like law firms) in an utter panic. Early consensus among the local search geeks was that Pigeon: Heavily favored the massive directories — in fact there was a lot of discussion how…

    Conrad Saam/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 10 readers -