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Google: Panda 4.0 Brings in ‘Softer Side,’ Lays Groundwork For Future

Google: Panda 4.0 Brings in ‘Softer Side,’ Lays Groundwork For Future

By Chris Crum May 27, 2014

Back in March, Google’s Matt Cutts spoke at the Search Marketing Expo, and said that Google was working on the next generation of the Panda update, which he said would be softer and more friendly to small sites and businesses. …

Cutts Says World Got Bored With Google Change Logs Cutts Says World Got Bored With Google Change Logs

Google, for a little while, used to be more transparent about the changes it made to its algorithm. Then it became much less transparent, and is now saying that people were simply too “bored” to want to know about such …

Has Panda Made Google Better After Three Years? Has Panda Made Google Better After Three Years?

Monday marked the three-year anniversary of the day Google first announced the controversial Panda update. So much has happened since then. So many sites have felt the effects. Has your site been affected by the Panda update at anytime over …

Facebook To Show Less Status Updates From Pages Facebook To Show Less Status Updates From Pages

Last month, Facebook launched what some considered to be its “Panda update”. The company revealed that it had tweaked the News Feed algorithm to promote higher quality content, and essentially give more weight to news stories over memes and similar …

Google Hummingbird And Structured Data Google Hummingbird And Structured Data
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There has been a lot written about Google’s Hummingbird algorithm since it was announced. Unfortunately, very little of it comes in the form of reliable facts that really give anybody a solid understanding of what they can do to help …

Google Penguin Update 2.1 Has Launched Google Penguin Update 2.1 Has Launched
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Google’s Matt Cutts announced late on Friday that Penguin 2.1 was launching, affecting roughly 1% of searches “to a noticeable degree.” Did you notice? Has the update had any impact on your own rankings (positive or negative)? Let us know …

Google Update Inspired By Writings From Feb. Google Update Inspired By Writings From Feb.

As previously discussed, Google launched an algorithm update a few days ago (in addition to the latest Penguin launch) aimed at dealing with shady mugshot sites. The New York Times put out a big article about sites that collect mugshots …

Google Launches Update To Demote Shady Mugshot Sites Google Launches Update To Demote Shady Mugshot Sites
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As previously reported, Google announced the launch of Penguin 2.0 on Friday, but that’s not the only algorithmic change the search giant has reportedly pushed out. Sometime late last week, they also pushed an update to demote mugshot sites that …

Google Has Launched Its Biggest Change in 12 Years Google Has Launched Its Biggest Change in 12 Years
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Let’s get one thing straight right up front. Hummingbird is not a new algorithm update like Panda or Penguin. It’s a new algorithm. Panda and Penguin are parts of the bigger algorithm. Hummingbird is the actual bigger algorithm. Google has …

What They're Saying About Google Hummingbird What They're Saying About Google Hummingbird
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Google made a bunch of search-related announcements today. Most of them were discussed in a blog post on the company’s Inside Search blog, but the one that most readers will probably be interested in more than anything was not mentioned …

Hitler Talks About Google Panda Update Again Hitler Talks About Google Panda Update Again
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There’s a new Hitler Panda update video out. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Hitler address the subject of Google’s controversial algorithm update, but it’s been a while. In fact, Hitler seems to have completely reversed his position from …

'Multi-Week' Google Update Happening Now, Says Cutts 'Multi-Week' Google Update Happening Now, Says Cutts
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Google is currently running a “multi-week” rollout of an update that will continue until the week after July 4th. Matt Cutts mentioned the update in response to some questions about “car insurance” spam on Twitter. The fact that this is …

Yandex Algorithm Now Includes Search Session History Yandex Algorithm Now Includes Search Session History

Russian search engine Yandex announced a new change to its algorithm that looks at a person’s search history from within a particular search session to deliver results and suggestions based on what it says is the “full picture” of the …

Google On What's Coming Soon To SEO Google On What's Coming Soon To SEO
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Google has a lot of stuff in the works that will have a direct impact on webmasters and the search engine optimization community. In a seven-minute “Webmaster Help” video, Google’s Matt Cutts (sporting a Mozilla Firefox shirt), ran down much …

Bigger Google Penguin Update To Hit In Coming Weeks Bigger Google Penguin Update To Hit In Coming Weeks
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Matt Cutts revealed late on Friday that Google Penguin Update 2.0 is on the way, and that it will be a big one. Yes, there have been multiple iterations of the update to come out, but those have simply been …

Google Panda Update Is Rolling Out [Report] Google Panda Update Is Rolling Out [Report]
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As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts revealed at SMX this week that Google would be pushing a refresh to its famous (or perhaps infamous) Panda update on either Friday or Monday. As of Friday, it appears that the refresh has …

Are Google's Results Better After 2 Years Of Panda? Are Google's Results Better After 2 Years Of Panda?
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It’s been two years since Google unleashed the Panda update. How the time flies. Do you think Google’s search results have improved significantly in that time? Let us know in the comments. As you probably know, the update was designed …