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[Pigeon] The New Algorithm of Google Local Search

SEO Blog for Internet Marketing Resources & News by Alok Raghuwanshi

Google Updates Local Search Algorithm (Pigeon)

Barry Schwartz is the News Editor Search Engine Land, Read News About Search Marketing & Search Engines. This post originally appeared on Search Engine Land.

Google launched last week a new algorithm to address more specific and relevant local searches. Little information has yet filtered through this new system which is still running in the United States …

The new algorithm has not been officially announced by Google and was born without a name, being named “Pigeon Update by the website Search Engine Land, a sort of unofficial spokesman for Google in relation to news and information about SEO and Marketing search in general.

The Pigeon Update aims to improve local searches, making them more relevant and accurate, and are much closer to the traditional organic search ranking factors, both being visible in Google Maps results as in the natural results.

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Google Authorship Is Now Closed!

SEO Blog for Internet Marketing Resources & News by Alok Raghuwanshi

Time to Say Bye-Bye, Authorship

John Mueller, webmaster trends analyst at Google announced in a Google+ post: the search engine will no longer take into account the tag rel =author and attributed it to date. The news came as a surprise to one: that proposed by the Google functionality seemed consistent to improve the relevance and significance of the results but more importantly, allowed to highlight its social network Google +.

According to Mueller, Authorship has failed to prove its effectiveness and does not really increase the traffic of a website. It also does not affect the number of clicks on advertisements.different opinions on this change.

Now that Google has removed authorship from search results what are the impacts on SEO? This article by Danny Sullivan on Search Engine Land explains the difference between authorship and author rank.

Here is a quick summary:

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