As you know I have been a fierce critic of the bad local results that came out of the Hummingbird update. Search terms that should have returned lists of local businesses would often return a branded one box that often would be complete spam.
When it was critical for a client, I reported the bad results and they would disappear after the second or third report. Often after writing an article, some would magically disappear. But I was tracking several as markers that I hadn’t reported and those are now gone.
I am curious if others are seeing the same thing. Have the s$%%^&y Hummingbird One Boxes disappeared for you? Has Google final solved this problem? Can I finally put a lid on (at least for now) the toilet humor?
Or was it just the few that I was monitoring have disappeared and there is still the problem of brand being such a strong signal that spam will surface?
Can you let me know if you are seeing fewer of the Hummingbird precipitated branded one boxes?Have the Hummingbird One Boxes Been Flushed Down the Toilet? by Mike Blumenthal