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    A lot of movement in the 3-pack / Local Finder

    Hi guys,

    I'm seeing a lot of ranking changes in the Local Pack here in the Netherlands on numerous of keywords I'm tracking. Anyone else who's seeing a lot of movement?

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    Re: A lot of movement in the 3-pack / Local Finder

    Robin,

    I just got in but it looks like something's up because Algoroo is showing a bunch of change between yesterday and today: https://algoroo.com/
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    Re: A lot of movement in the 3-pack / Local Finder

    It looks like the spam algorithm refreshed. Perfect timing, I was literally drafting an article about it. I'm seeing lots of changes so far in the local results for the few that I've managed to check so far.
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    Re: A lot of movement in the 3-pack / Local Finder

    I'm also seeing a lot of changes in the 3-pack. I'm curious to read your views on this in your new article.

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    Re: A lot of movement in the 3-pack / Local Finder

    Thanks for the heads up Robin and for starting the discussion.

    I've only checked one pack so far but I've been watching Seattle Chiropractor for years and today there are all kinds of Chiros I've never seen before in the 3 pack and Finder!
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    Re: A lot of movement in the 3-pack / Local Finder

    I'm also seeing a lot of Locksmiths pages being suspended.

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    Re: A lot of movement in the 3-pack / Local Finder

    Brian Barwig said on Twitter he's also seeing a shake-up...


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    Re: A lot of movement in the 3-pack / Local Finder

    I don't know if it's because it's rolling out still or what but i am noticing a lot of differences between the 3 pack and what shows if you click on more places to get to the maps listings.

    When I click through to the more places on a bunch of searches the top 3 are completely different then the 3 pack on the serp.

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    Re: A lot of movement in the 3-pack / Local Finder

    Tim,

    Funny you mentioned that. I saw a bunch of fake locksmith listings get back into the local results that were previously filtered. Just removed some :-p
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    Re: A lot of movement in the 3-pack / Local Finder

    As I Tweeted, I'm seeing a good amount of flux today in the Local Pack. Businesses which were there yesterday are not there today and vice versa. Some of the Packs which I have been following lost some big players which had been there for a while. The businesses did not appear to be spammy on the surface but took big hits today.

    There didn't appear to be much movement outside of the Local 3 Pack, meaning if you clicked through to the Local Finder, the results outside of the 3 Pack were similar to what I was seeing yesterday. A couple of position changes but nothing too major. The 3 Pack appears to be where the big shakeup was.

    I have one client in particular who was ranking in the 3 Pack for several terms and today is completely gone....out of the 3 Pack and the Local Finder. Not sure what is going on there yet, maybe a bug.

    Like everything with Google, I'd give it a couple days to settle down, but it does look like a big update. I may do a post on it if I have time.

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