All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘algorithm changes’

‘Multi-Week’ Google Update Happening Now, Says Cutts

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 in response to “car insurance” seems to indicate that this is part of the “payday loans” initiative Cutts talked about …

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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 user’s search behavior. “We all know what it takes to understand another person,” the company says. “It’s a lot. Even …

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

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 of what Google’s webspam team has planned for the coming months, and what it all means for webmasters. It involves …

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

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 data refreshes of the original update. Google is readying a big new version of it, and when we say big, …

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

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 arrived. Have you felt the effects of the latest Panda update? Noticed any improvements in Google’s search results? Let us …

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

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 to promote higher quality content from sites in Google’s search results. Shortly after launching Panda, Google laid out some unofficial …

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

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 refreshed, unlike Panda and we didn’t miss any Penguin refreshes since.” Apparently some people thought there may have been unreported …

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It’s Been Over 4 Months Since Google Posted Its ‘Monthly’ List Of Algorithm Changes

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 previous month. This did continue on a monthly basis for some time. At some point last year, Google slowed down …

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What Will Be Google’s Panda/Penguin For 2013?

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 to improve its algorithms and make its search results better. What do you want to see Google get better at …

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Google Panda Update Refresh Coming In A Week Or So [Report]

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 Roundtable was talking about a Panda refresh possibly having occurred over the weekend. That didn’t happen, but Google did reportedly …

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Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out

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  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite8 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto Google has without question been more transparent about algorithm updates …

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Google Panda Update: Rumors Surface Of One Launching Last Week

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 to be accurate, and sometimes they don’t. We won’t know until we get confirmation from Google. We’ve reached out to …

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