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 Landin SEO Google- 25 readers -
  • Why Did Google’s Pigeon Poop All Over Big Local Brands?

    … that the following types of businesses may be getting more real estate in the pack results: Spammers with exact match domains Local businesses that are more likely to have the keywords in their business names (e.g., [Joe's Unusual Las Vegas Escorts in Las Vegas Nevada, LLC]) The narrowing radii of the implicit local queries (which are likely…

    Andrew Shotland/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 15 readers -
  • Factors Affecting Pigeon — A 5,000 Page Case Study

    … the quality of your traffic and is just giving you less of it. 2. Strong Domains Matter Local businesses need to attach their brands to strong domains. While Google has not explicitly confirmed that there is a bias toward brands in their ranking algorithm, many SEO practitioners have suspected as such since 2008, when then-CEO Eric Schmidt famously said…

    Adam Dorfman/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 34 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 -