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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

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. …

Google Launches Two Algorithm Updates Including New Panda Google Launches Two Algorithm Updates Including New Panda

Google makes changes to its algorithm every day (sometimes multiple changes in one day). When the company actually announces them, you know they’re bigger than the average update, and when one of them is named Panda, it’s going to get …

Matt Cutts Talks About Coming Google Algorithm Changes Matt Cutts Talks About Coming Google Algorithm Changes

Google seems to have announced some coming changes to its algorithm in the latest “Webmaster Help” video. Head of webspam Matt Cutts said the search engine is working on some changes that will help it better determine when a site …

Cutts Talks Evaluating Quality Of Google Algorithm Changes Cutts Talks Evaluating Quality Of Google Algorithm Changes

In the latest “Webmaster Help” video from Google, Matt Cutts talks about what goes into evaluating the quality of an algorithm change before they push it out. Here’s the question he was answering: What are some of the metrics that …

Cutts On Determining If You Were Hit By An Algorithmic Penalty Cutts On Determining If You Were Hit By An Algorithmic Penalty

If you’ve ever lost your search engine rankings to a competing site, you may have wondered if you were suffering from an algorithmic penalty from Google or if your content simply wasn’t as good as your competitors’. You’re not the …

Google Thinks You Don’t Want To Know About Its Algorithm Changes Google Thinks You Don’t Want To Know About Its Algorithm Changes

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 …

Have Google’s Results Improved After 3 Years Of Panda? Have Google’s Results Improved After 3 Years Of Panda?

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 Users Less Text Status Updates From Pages Facebook To Show Users Less Text 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: Is There A Connection? Google Hummingbird And Structured Data: Is There A Connection?
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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 Is Bigger Than Your Average Penguin Refresh Google Penguin Update 2.1 Is Bigger Than Your Average Penguin Refresh
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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’s ‘Mugshot’ Update Has Been In The Works For The Majority Of The Year Google’s ‘Mugshot’ Update Has Been In The Works For The Majority Of The Year

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 …

Hummingbird Is Google’s Biggest Algorithm Change In 12 Years Hummingbird Is Google’s Biggest Algorithm 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 …

Google Hummingbird Algorithm Said To Be Biggest Overhaul Since Caffeine Google Hummingbird Algorithm Said To Be Biggest Overhaul Since Caffeine
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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 Is Talking About The Google Panda Update Again Hitler Is Talking About The 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 Tweaks Algorithm To Include Search Session History Yandex Tweaks Algorithm To Include 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 …

For Better Or Worse, A Lot Of Change Is Coming To Google SEO For Better Or Worse, A Lot Of Change Is Coming To Google 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 …

Google Penguin Update Gets Ready To Bite Webmasters’ Noses [Penguin 2.0] Google Penguin Update Gets Ready To Bite Webmasters’ Noses [Penguin 2.0]
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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 …

Are You More Or Less Worried About Google’s Panda Update Now? Are You More Or Less Worried About Google’s Panda Update Now?
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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 …

Have Google’s Results Improved After Two Years Of Panda? Have Google’s Results Improved After Two 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 …