On June 24, 2014, Google released a major local search algorithm update, we named Pigeon. Google told us the new algorithm will lead to a more useful and relevant experience for searchers seeking local results.
But like with any new algorithm launch, there are always bugs, unexpected outcomes and less relevant results.
A search for [New York Hotels] in Google brings up the local carousel, with hotel options you'd expect, and some you wouldn't expect.
We have the Sheraton, Hilton, Marriott and others. But we also have Expedia, the travel search engine, coming up as a hotel you can pu [...]
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