All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘algorithm updates’

Google Panda Update: New Data Refresh Rolls Out

Google tweeted late last night that it has begun rolling out a new data refresh of the Panda update. The refresh affects about 1% of search results in a noticeable way, according to the company. Follow @google A Googler @google New data refresh of Panda starts rolling out tonight. ~1% of search results change enough to notice. More context: http://t.co/BkkCFpfR …

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Google Panda Update: Google Rolls Out Data Refresh

Google just announced via Twitter that it started rolling out a Panda refresh on Friday. According to the company, less than 1% of queries are noticeably affected in the U.S. Worldwide, 1% are apparently affected. Google told us earlier this month that there had not been another Panda update, after some webmasters suspected one, but that has obviously changed now. …

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Google Algorithm Changes For May: Big List Released

We’ve all been waiting for it, and now it’s here: Google’s monthly list of algorithm changes for May. This time, it’s 39 changes (less than last month). Of particular note, Google says it made a couple of adjustments to Penguin: Improvements to Penguin. [launch codename “twref2″, project codename “Page Quality”] This month we rolled out a couple minor tweaks to …

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Google Penguin Update: Webmasters Wondering If Another One Came Out

Update: Google says there has not been another one. As usual, webmasters are speculating about the latest big name Google algorithm change as some have experienced sudden traffic issues. This has happened quite frequently since last year’s Panda update was launched. Sometimes it was Panda, and other times it wasn’t. Now, there is talk in the WebmasterWorld forum that there …

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Google Tweaks Algorithm To Surface More Authoritative Results

Who you are matters more in search than ever. This is reflected in search engines’ increased focus on social signals, and especially with authorship markup, which connects the content you produce with your Google profile, and ultimately your Google presence. Late on Friday, Google released its monthly list of search algorithm changes, and among them was: More authoritative results. We’ve …

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Google Webspam Algorithm Update Draws Mixed Reviews From Users

Google’s Matt Cutts has been talking about leveling the playing field for sites that don’t participate in “over-optimization”. Last month at SXSW, Cutts made something of a pre-announcement about such changes, and it looks like a major part of these efforts is now launching. According to Danny Sullivan, who spoke directly with Cutts, this is indeed the change Cutts was …

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Google Webspam Update: Where’s The Viagra? [Updated]

Update: Viagra.com is back at number one. As you may know, Google launched a new algorithm update, dubbed the Webspam Update. According to Google, it’s designed to keep sites engaging in black hat SEO tactics from ranking. The update is still rolling out, but it’s already been the target of a great deal of criticism. You can just peruse the …

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Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Hit Last Week

On the 17th, we wrote about some webmasters who were suspecting a major update from Google. Google’s Matt Cutts has now come out and said that there was a Panda refresh around the 19th. They just didn’t say anything about it until now, which is interesting itself, considering they were tweeting about Panda updates before. This latest Panda refresh came …

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Google Webspam Update: Losers & Winners, According To Searchmetrics [Updated]

Update: It turns out that Google launched a Panda refresh a few days ago, and Matt Cutts says this is more likely the culprit for Searchmetrics’ lists. Danny Sullivan has Cutts’ comment: There’s a pretty big flaw with this “winner/loser” data. Searchmetrics says that they’re comparing by looking at rankings from a week ago. We rolled out a Panda data …

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Google Update Suspected By Webmasters Losing Traffic

While unconfirmed, it is possible that Google rolled out a semi-major update over the past weekend, as Webmasters have taken to the forums to complain about loss in traffic. Barry Schwartz points to one WebmasterWorld thread in particular, in which a bunch of webmasters seem to think Google has indeed made a significant change. The person who started the thread …

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Google Algorithm Changes For March Finally Released

Google just posted its big monthly list of “search quality highlights” or in other words, changes to its algorithm. I was starting to wonder if Google forgot about this. For February, they put out the list before the month was even over. “We’re starting to get into a groove with these posts, so we’re getting more and more comprehensive as …

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New Google Algorithm Changes Continue To Focus On Freshness

Google has been all about some freshness lately. In November, the company launched its freshness update, which it said built upon the momentum of Caffeine, in getting fresher results in Google. It seems as though Google is trying to make up for the lack of realtime search – a void left by the expiration of Google’s deal with Twitter. When …

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