Quantcast

algorithm changes Articles

Google Penguin Update Hasn’t Been Refreshed Since October [Report] Google Penguin Update Hasn’t Been Refreshed Since October [Report]
· 2

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
· 6

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?
· 61

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]
· 17

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
· 9

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
· 5

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
· 47

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?
· 48

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
· 7

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
· 6

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
· 13

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
· 1

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. …

Recent Google Changes Video Creators Should Note Recent Google Changes Video Creators Should Note
· 1

On Thursday, Google released a big list of changes it made throughout August and September. There were sixty-five in all, and we’ve discussed a handful of subsets of them in various articles, which you can find here. A few of …

Google Results Are Getting More Local Google Results Are Getting More Local
· 3

Google released a big list of 65 changes it has made to its algorithms over the course of August and September, and some of those changes are specifically geared towards making Google better for finding local information. Google has been …

Google Has Been Messing Around With The Way It Displays Snippets In Search Results Google Has Been Messing Around With The Way It Displays Snippets In Search Results

Google has been busy as usual making numerous changes to its search algorithms, and on Thursday, the company posted a big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September. 7 of these changes were related …

Google Makes Changes To Improve SafeSearch Google Makes Changes To Improve SafeSearch

On Thursday, Google released a list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September. 5 of the changes are related to SafeSearch, Google’s filter feature that allows you to search without having to see adult content. …

Here’s What Google Has Been Up To With Knowledge Graph Here’s What Google Has Been Up To With Knowledge Graph

Google announced about a month ago that it expanded the Knowledge Graph Carousel throughout the world to English-speaking users. On Thursday, Google gave us a peek at a few other things it has done with Knowledge Graph over the past …

Google Makes Changes To “Other Ranking Components” Google Makes Changes To “Other Ranking Components”
· 2

Google has released a new list of algorithm changes it made during the months of August and September. We’ve been looking at different groups of changes individually. So far, we’ve looked at domains, freshness, page quality, autocomplete, and answers-related changes. …

Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers” Google Makes More Changes To How It Displays “Answers”

Google released its big list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September, and once again, quite a few of them had to do with “answers”. These are the the results Google delivers that don’t take …

Google Makes A Bunch Of Changes To Autocomplete Google Makes A Bunch Of Changes To Autocomplete

Google released a big list of 65 changes it has made over the course of August and September, and quite a few of them were tweaks to its autocomplete feature. This is all part of Google’s goal of getting you …