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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 a lot of attention. Have you been affected either positively or negatively by new Google updates? Let us know in …

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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 is an authority on a topic. He didn’t give any specific dates or anything, but says he’s “looking forward to …

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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 Google uses to evaluate whether one iteration of the ranking algorithm is delivering better quality results to users than another? …

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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 only one. Google’s Matt Cutts takes on this question in the latest “Webmaster Help” video: How can you tell if …

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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 changes. Do you believe that’s really why Google has become less transparent about changes? Were you bored of hearing about …

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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 the past three years? If you were negatively impacted, were you able to recover? Did the update cause you to …

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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 content. Facebook has now announced a further tweak. The News Feed now treats text status updates from pages differently than …

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Google Hummingbird And Structured Data: Is There A Connection?

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 their sties. Mostly, just a lot of speculation and theory. But to be fair, isn’t that how most of this …

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Google Penguin Update 2.1 Is Bigger Than Your Average Penguin Refresh

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 in the comments. This is the first official Penguin announcement we’ve seen since Google revealed its initial Penguin revamp, with …

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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 and make people pay to have them removed ranking well in Google results. Google’s update prevents them from doing so. …

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Google Launches Update To Demote Shady Mugshot Sites

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 charge people to have their images removed. This is a pretty interesting story. The New York Times published an in-depth …

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Hummingbird Is Google’s Biggest Algorithm Change In 12 Years

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 been around for fifteen years now, and Hummingbird is apparently the biggest thing they’ve done to the algorithm in twelve. …

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