So, while I was offline, there seems to been a Google algorithm update. Not at Fred, Penguin or Panda levels but an smaller but yet significant update that caused both a lot of chatter in the community as well as set most of the automated tracking tools off.We have threads at both WebmasterWorld and Black Hat World with the discussion. Here are some quotes from those threads:Whatever they did yesterday has already been changed. Tuesday was a good traffic day, today's has been switched off across multiple sites both local and global ... wtf?Of course its possible that the folks at Google don't like the results of Fred Update. Therefore the current roll back! If that is the case, we should expect an update or a refresh soon.Seeing big rank and traffic surges across my network last 2 days. Something deffo happening here.ive seen huge ranking increases for content heavy pages (high quality content)There is definitely some shift going on, I monitor 100s of sites across the board, 2 sites … [Read more...] about Was There A Google Algorithm Update On April 17th & 18th?
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Yesterday I reported about the early chatter and reports of a Google algorithm update brewing. Well it seems to be the real thing based on the feedback I've received over the past 24 hours or so. Of course, Google's John Mueller gave the blanket Google statement on Twitter:There are tons of comments on my original story from webmasters saying they were hit. And there are tons of tweets as well.Here are some comments on this site: There had to be some kind of quality-related update. The company I work for is in healthcare and there were massive changes over the past day to the majority of our competitors. Lots of sites that I keep an eye on and know to have super spammy backlink fell in a huge way, some losing like 75% of their estimated traffic from the more competitive queries.Two of my sites saw huge fluctuations on Sunday and into today. One post went from page 5 to 1. Another went from page 1 to 3. And what I am seeing on mobile is completely different than the desktop. I've … [Read more...] about June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Legit
With Google Panda Update 2.2 upon us, it’s worth revisiting what exactly Panda is and isn’t. Panda is a new ranking factor. Panda is not an entirely new overall ranking algorithm that’s employed by Google. The difference is important for anyone hit by Panda and hoping to recover from it. Google’s Ranking Algorithm & Updates Let’s start with search engine optimization 101. After search engines collect pages from across the web, they need to sort through them in demand to searches that are done. Which are the best? To decide this, they employ a ranking algorithm. It’s like a recipe for cooking up the best results. Like any recipe, the ranking algorithm contains many ingredients. Search engines look at words that appear on pages, how people are linking to pages, try to calculate the reputation of websites and more. Our Periodic Table Of SEO Ranking Factors explains more about this. Google is constantly tweaking its ranking algorithm, making little … [Read more...] about Why Google Panda Is More A Ranking Factor Than Algorithm Update
In January, Google promised that it would take action against content farms that were gaining top listings with “shallow” or “low-quality” content. Now the company is delivering, announcing a change to its ranking algorithm designed take out such material. New Change Impacts 12% Of US Results The new algorithm — Google’s “recipe” for how to rank web pages — starting going live yesterday, the company told me in an interview today. Google changes its algorithm on a regular basis, but most changes are so subtle that few notice. This is different. Google says the change impacts 12% (11.8% is the unrounded figure) of its search results in the US , a far higher impact on results than most of its algorithm changes. The change only impacts results in the US. It may be rolled out worldwide in the future. While Google has come under intense pressure in the past month to act against content farms, the company told me that this change has been … [Read more...] about Google Forecloses On Content Farms With “Panda” Algorithm Update
share tweet share pin it e-mail share It’s been just over six weeks since Google officially announced their new ’Hummingbird’ update. Now we’ve had some time to get our heads round the details, what does it mean for SEO experts and digital marketers? Courtesy of Edmund Garman Hello Hummingbird Amit Singal, Senior Vice President of search at Google, first introduced the algorithm as the company’s latest and greatest effort to match the meaning of queries performed by users with the content of documents available on the Internet. This may seem unsurprising: surely, this is the central aim of a search engine? But reading between the lines, it means that Google has received a fuel injection of sorts to make these appropriate matches both more efficient and more effective. During the announcement of the new algorithm at the end of September, it was confirmed that the algorithm wasn’t about to be sprung on unsuspecting … [Read more...] about Life after Google’s Hummingbird algorithm update – what does it all mean? –