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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 …

Google Penguin Update Hasn’t Been Refreshed Since October [Report] Google Penguin Update Hasn’t Been Refreshed Since October [Report]
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Search Engine Roundtable reports that it has confirmed with Google that it has not launched a data refresh for the Penguin update since the last reported refresh in October. Barry Schwartz writes, “Google has told us that Penguin is rarely …

It’s Been Over 4 Months Since Google Posted Its ‘Monthly’ List Of Algorithm Changes It’s Been Over 4 Months Since Google Posted Its ‘Monthly’ List Of Algorithm Changes
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On December 1, 2011, Google announced a “monthly series on algorithm changes” on its Inside Search blog. From there, Google started posting monthly lists of “search quality highlights,” looking at changes (many algorithmic) the search engine had implemented in the …

What Will Be Google’s Panda/Penguin For 2013? What Will Be Google’s Panda/Penguin For 2013?
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Well, here we are ten days into 2013, and Google has been rather quiet in the New Year, at least in terms of new changes to algorithms. Rest assured, however, Google will not slow down behind the scenes in working …

Google Panda Update Refresh Coming In A Week Or So [Report] Google Panda Update Refresh Coming In A Week Or So [Report]
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Earlier this month, Google announced that it rolled out a data refresh for the Panda update. It sounds like they’re getting ready to launch another one in about a week (or maybe a bit longer). Barry Schwartz at Search Engine …

Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out
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Update: What do you know? They just formally announced it (and it’s just a data refresh, not an actual update): Follow @google A Googler @google Panda data refresh rolling out. ~1.1% of English queries noticeably affected. More context: http://t.co/QqlpqTmk  Reply …

Google Panda Update: Rumors Surface Of One Launching Last Week Google Panda Update: Rumors Surface Of One Launching Last Week
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This is pretty commonplace now, but there are rumors going around that Google may have launched a Panda update last week. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable links to WebmasterWorld, where these rumors are often born. Sometimes they turn out …

Google Page Layout Algorithm Update Should Be Easier To Recover From Google Page Layout Algorithm Update Should Be Easier To Recover From
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Remember the days when you could design your site any way you wanted to, and not have to worry about whether or not it would affect the chances of people actually finding your content in the first place? Those days …

Google EMD Update: What Is Its Real Impact? Google EMD Update: What Is Its Real Impact?
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As you may have noticed, Google has been announcing a lot of algorithm changes lately. This big round of “weather reports” kicked off a couple weeks ago, when Matt Cutts announced the EMD update. He described it as a “minor” …

Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday Google Penguin Update: Latest Refresh Completed Friday
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As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts announced on Friday that Google launched the latest data refresh for the Penguin update. If you dig through Cutts’ replies to various Twitter users (as Barry Schwartz has apparently done), you’ll also find this …

Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh Google Penguin Update Gets A New Data Refresh
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Oh that Google and their late Friday announcements. Sometimes it’s the big monthly (at least they used to be) “search quality highlights” lists, but they were kind enough to release that on Thursday this past week. Still, Google’s Matt Cutts …

Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly
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Not that this will come as much of a surprise, but Google’s EMD update, which Matt Cutts announced a week ago, will be an ongoing, periodic update, much like our other algorithmic friends Panda and Penguin. Danny Sullivan confirmed as …

Google Helps Users Refine Searches About People Who Have The Same Name As Someone Else Google Helps Users Refine Searches About People Who Have The Same Name As Someone Else
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Google released a big list of 65 “search quality highlights” or changes it made over the course of August and September. We’ve discussed numerous elements of this list in various articles. You can find those here. One change in particular …

Google Continues To Work On Getting Better At Synonyms Google Continues To Work On Getting Better At Synonyms

Google continues to move further away from keyword dependence by understanding words and user intent better. Part of this is through how Google is able to interpret synonyms, and this is something the search engine’s team continues to work on. …