Google Update Nicknamed ‘Pigeon Update’ Makes Major Local Search Changes

by Alex Graves

Changes happening in Google seems to be something that we all expect almost daily these days, however back on July 24th it seems that there was a little more going on than a simple ranking dance, especially within localised search engine rankings and it seems that Google have confirmed that they had something to do with it.

According to sources across the internet, Google made a major change to their local search algorithm that was designed to make a user have a better, more relevant experience while using their search engine to query terms that we considered to be local to them, including hotel placements, businesses and other services.

Although the search engine giants were willing to reveal that they had in fact made changes to their search algorithm, they were unwilling to give the update a name, leading to a circulation of various names but one created by SearchEngineLand author Barry Schwartz seems to be the one that has stuck industry wide as he made reference to the ‘Pigeon Update'.

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Google Rolling Out EU ‘Right To Be Forgotten’ Notifications

by Alex Graves

Well it seems that Google have begun to push out their latest content removal from their organic search results following the European ruling that allowed for individuals to request that incorrect or out of date information can be removed from their index without the need to have the hosting website

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Google Make Statement As Panda 4.0 Impacts PR Newswire

by Alex Graves

Google have made no secret of the fact that they don't consider press releases to be within what they would consider to be good linkage and the furious flurry of free to use press release sites that have popped up over recent years on expired domains that carry PageRank seems

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Negative SEO – The 800 Pound Gorilla

by Craig Addyman

There has been some talk lately of whether negative SEO exists or not – something that rears it head now and again. Google say it's incredibly rare, not sure how they’d know this but I guess it depends on how it’s defined? Link spamming, scraping etc. or even hacking cracking? Here's a

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Moderating at iGaming Amsterdam 25th – 26th June

by David Naylor

Tomorrow I will be heading off to Amsterdam with Becky to speak and moderate at the iGaming SuperShow. It will be a great conference as always and I am looking forward to moderating all the SEO sessions again on Wednesday. Here’s the schedule for the day I will also

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This week we decided to challenge ourselves to achieving a perfect 100 out of 100 score on Google PageSpeed Insights for So far we’ve failed, but are happy to have moved much closer than the 70/100 for mobile and

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