Google Pigeon Algorithm : Local Search Algorithm Gets First Update

Posted by by Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable

It seems like Google has updated the local search results since thGoogle Pigeone latest Google Pigeon update that was pushed out originally on on July 24th.

WebmasterWorld thread has some business owners and webmasters noticing the change, so I checked to see my past coverage and compare the search results from after Pigeon launched to today.

In my original story, I showed the search results for a search on [ice cream] and those results have indeed updated since:

Before:
google-pigeon-ice-cream-before

After:
google-pigeon-ice-cream-after

Also, I covered a weird issue with a search for [new york hotels] on Search Engine Landand those results have changed since as well:

Before:
new-york-hotels-google-pigeon-before

After:
new-york-hotels-google-pigeon-after

The webmaster in WebmasterWorld wrote:

Wondering if anyone sees any type of rollback or update going on with respect to Pigeon. Can’t tell if this is a caching issue or just part of the entire update continuing to roll out, resulting in some inconsistencies.

It does seem like there was an update of some sorts.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

Update: Google would not comment about this update and if there was an update to the algorithm.

Dilip Rajpurohit

Dilip Rajpurohit is a Digital Marketing, MarCom and Branding Strategist with years of experience managing various IT platforms like Development, Designing & Marketing and working across a wide variety of industries with a search, analytics, social media marketing background. ; to learn more about him, you can find him at SEO4World and follow him on Twitter @SEODilip4u and join him on Facebook as well.

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