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    Re: Tracking Google Local Pigeon Flux Over Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    See update 8/26 above. More changes.

    But in the process of investigating, I discovered something important. A Pigeon revelation of sorts!

    Working on a new post about it.

    Chrome was also weird when the knowledge graph didn't display images and Business View tours a few different times today. Off and on today. Fine in Firefox though.
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    Re: Tracking Google Local Pigeon Flux Over Time

    See this new monster post that explains a lot of what you see in my top post.

    Pigeon Analysis - New Insights about this Crazy Google Local Algo & the Constant Flux
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    Re: Tracking Google Local Pigeon Flux Over Time

    Don't worry I have not given up on this project and continue to check the SERPs almost every day.

    There has been continuous movement, but pretty much the same players, just different order, so not much to report UNTIL TODAY!

    Please see the 9/24 report above as there have been radical changes.
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    Re: Tracking Google Local Pigeon Flux Over Time

    Any reports of seeing it in Google.ca yet?

    I saw one that made me suspect it might have, as the results have changed fairly drastically... but then I saw the "Business listings distributed by Yellowpages" show up at the bottom of the Maps results, which usually pulls up crappy results anyways.

    Here's the info: The search was for "Cosmetic Dentist Waterloo" and is now showing 3 practicioner listings, with websites that never ranked before and don't rank organically on the first page... in fact only techtowndentistry.com ranks organically and in the local pack.

    ---------- Post Merged at 01:23 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 01:18 PM ----------

    I also haven't seen a one-box as bad as this in a while:
    https://www.google.ca/?gws_rd=ssl#q=waterloo+cosmetic+dentistry
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    Re: Tracking Google Local Pigeon Flux Over Time

    No Canuck Pigeon yet that I've heard of Kate.

    But I expect it to start spreading any day and have heard reports in other countries that folks think is Pigeon but I have not investigated.

    I'll check your example later when I can because I have a way to kinda sorta see if it might be Pigeon.

    But if Pigeon had hit Canada I think Colan, Joy, Darren and others would be all over the news with it.
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    Re: Tracking Google Local Pigeon Flux Over Time

    I'm still seeing local packs for real estate terms, so probably not full blown Pigeon yet-- It could be testing on specific terms or just good old Yellowpages spreading their crappy results.
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    Re: Tracking Google Local Pigeon Flux Over Time

    SAME DAY - DIFFERENT RESULT! Think this Pigeon is bipolar!

    ROUND# TWO - This is getting crazy!
    Tons more changes. Compare the 9/24 SERPs above.

    If Pigeon does not come home to roost soon, Linda is taking a vacation at the looney bin! This is just really pretty crazy!

    Head spinning...
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    Re: Tracking Google Local Pigeon Flux Over Time

    Oh and that trick where I was able to refresh and see different datacenters???

    Google fixed my wagon. Stopped working. She pulled the plug on that.

    I can't share anything with you guys any more!
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    R.I.P. Ol' trick wagon! You must surely have another trick up your sleeve!

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    Re: Tracking Google Local Pigeon Flux Over Time

    Thinking out loud here...

    I am curious about the SEO change logs of those businesses.

    Couldn't those businesses have worked on their listings or change something that would positively or negatively impact their business?

    I am not saying it's the reason for the flux but it's been 2 months and would suspect that these businesses would've reacted instead of just stand still.

    Also, when I search I get different results than those posted here.

    I think the quality of the content is a major factor as I have seen examples of those who just focus on content being in the A spot in local and 1 in organic.

    Wouldn't it be awesome if this type of shuffling from the SERPs was the actual behavior from this point forward? This would change the SEO game big time!

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