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. … [Read more...] about Was There A Google Algorithm Update On April 17th & 18th?
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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 checked from different computers at different locations to verify and call people to have them check in different cities .There is a major algorithm wave happening right now. Someone I know in SEO said that it is Google's "Moon Algo". The new moon was Saturday. … [Read more...] about June 25th Google Search Algorithm Update Legit
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Cutts, in my interview with him today, made a point to say that none of the data from that tool was used to make changes that are part of the Farmer Update. However, he went on to say that of the top 50 sites that were most reported as spam by users of the tool, 84% of them were impacted by the new ranking changes. He would not confirm or deny if Demand’s eHow site was part of that list. … [Read more...] about Google Forecloses On Content Farms With “Panda” Algorithm Update
The Guardian reported on what other effects Hummingbird will directly have on SERPs, and it would appear that SEOs can breathe a sigh of relief. Google didn’t have a huge list of types of searches which will be affected by the introduction of the new algorithm, but did provide a few select examples. Pre-Hummingbird, a search on “acid reflex prescription” would have produced sites with lists of drugs whereas instead now the main search results link to more general information on how acid reflux is treated. This would therefore suggest that higher authority sites are now appearing higher in search results, pushing “spammy” sites further down in the SERPs. … [Read more...] about Life after Google’s Hummingbird algorithm update – what does it all mean? –