Google Pigeon Update: Was It A Major Update?

Jul 28, 2014 • 8:16 am | comments (17) by | Filed Under Google Search Algorithm Updates

Google Pigeon Update

On Friday we reported on the largest local search algorithm update we've seen from Google in ages. It seems from our early review of the reaction of the SEO/webmaster community that this update was indeed very large.

Google would not give us metrics on how large it was but it was large enough for them to inform us about it.

That being said, we had SEOs and Webmasters claim they love the results and hate the results. Which is not uncommon but I do not see levels of complaints as I would see when Google releases a Penguin or Panda update.

Mozcast feature report shows changes to the local results:

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Oh, we also named it Pigeon, because we like that it starts with P and the Pigeon flies home, which represents some local attributes.

The weekend buzz around this update was not that significant for a major update. Here are some of the new and existing threads in our community discussing the changes.

Forum discussion at Google+, Cre8asite Forums, WebmasterWorld, Black Hat World, WebmasterWorld and Local Search Forums.

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