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Linda Buquet

Local Search Expert
Jun 28, 2012
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If you would have told me on July 24th, we'd still be talking about Pigeon 3 months later, I would have said no way. But here we are still trying to dissect and analyze that damn bird.

Today I came across 4 new posts with many interesting takeaways on Pigeon, so wanted to share.

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(Image Credit: See below)​

<a href="">Why Did Google's Pigeon Poop All Over Big Local Brands?</a>

Check out the last section where Andrew Shotland shows how changing the URL in GMB actually moved the entire pack higher. Andrew is such a domain hijacker, :p but I love the out-of-the-box experiments he does!

<a href="">What I Learned About the Pigeon Update at SMX East 2014 | Ignitor Digital</a>

Mary Bowling boils down the best insights from the Pigeon update session at SMX East which featured: David Mihm, Andrew Shotland and Adam Dorfman

<a href="">Post Pigeon Geo Assessment – How Did Traffic Change by City Part 2</a>

Mike does another analysis of post-Pigeon traffic for one of his clients.

<a href="">Using The Past To Predict The Future For Local Search</a>

Myles Anderson shares some interesting analysis that compares the 2014 Local Search Ranking Factors with previous stats. While not totally focused on Pigeon, much of it is and some correlations could be made.

If you have time to jump into any of these, please share your thoughts.

Re Image Source: Please let me know if this is your image so I can credit you. I tried and tried and can't find the original source. I believe I saw it on G+ right after Pigeon hit. Loved it. Grabbed for a future post, but now can't find the source. Have wanted to use it for 3 months now and kept looking but can't find the original post. Really want to credit you if it's yours.

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