Curated content from the Local Search Forum for my blog subscribers.

Friday Matt Cutts tweeted: “Minor weather report: small upcoming Google algo change will reduce low-quality “exact-match” domains in search results.”

All weekend the forums and blogs were atwitter with the news and lots of webmasters have reported getting hit by the algo change. Here are posts at Search Engine Land, SEOmoz and over at WebmasterWorld the discussion is up to 15 pages so far.

I was involved in a few of those conversations, plus others, trying to determine the impact on local and have not seen evidence of it. I did quite a bit of research over the weekend and here are just a few of the local EMDs I found still sitting in top spots…

Read the rest, see the examples and discuss at the Local Search Forum:
Local Exact Match Domains Still Rank – Google Algo Update