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Google On Pigeon Fluctuations: We Won’t Detail All Changes In The Future
Google’s Pigeon algorithm launched on July 24th, impacting the local search results in Google’s English and US centric web and map results. Since then, savvy search marketers noticed fluctuations and changes in the quality of the search results since – some may call it Pigeon version 1.1 has been released.
One example was the embarrassing NY hotel listing showing Expedia, which was fixed sometime last Friday.
We asked Google if Google made a small update to their local search algorithm, we named Pigeon, but Google would not confirm or deny the change. Google did tell us that they “don’t have a specific update to announce here.” Google added “we probably won’t detail all the changes to local search algorithms as we go.”
I doubt we will hear from Google about new local search algorithm updates in the future based on this last statement.