Google Initiates Local Search Result Ranking Changes!

May 27, 2015 | 1,844 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google, seems like over the past few days, has initiated a major algorithmic change that has changed how the local results rank in both Google Maps and the local packs in web search.

It has been speculated that the Google Maps Googlebomb fix led to this and one can expect the traffic change to an extent for many local businesses in the future. The issue seems to be related, but Mozcast features shows the shift on the 15th.

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Tons of local SEO experts on the Local Search Forums have been documenting the change. Mike Bluementhal has been calling the location results screwy and the forums are lighting up around this.

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Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Adwords Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently oversees Content Marketing operations of PageTraffic in India.
  • MdAzhar

    As per my analysis, this changes has been there in India from past 1 week, I believe that Google may have expanded the Pigeon Update to India. Because most of the Local Listings are ranked based on the factors implemented in Pigeon Update. Any suggestions ?

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