Update: Barry reports that it is still rolling out to all English speaking countries except India (thus Indian tech support will not see what you see.)
What to expect for those of you in those countries? Much of what we experienced here several months ago
- A total reshuffling of the Pack results
Narrowing radius around the search area
Crappy results including a lot of bogus One Boxes and too much emphasis on company name in the packs
Spam being highlighted in the search results
In the US, there was also a drastic drop in Real Estate 7 Packs
Fewer 7 Packs, more 3 Packs
We have seen in the US a certain rebound as well. Manny of the radius, which were very small to start have increased. Bad quality listings have started to disappear and the quality has slowly, slowly improved.
Get ready to use the report a problem button a lot in the coming weeks and months.
Example search “Mobile Phone Repair Southampton”
Here is a before
Notice in the after the predilection of companies that have the word repair in their name over companies that actually do iPhone repair.Pigeon Rolls Out in UK, Australia and Canada by Mike Blumenthal