Updated 09 October 2018 by Max
Recent Google Updates Review
Core Algo Update
Google representatives confirmed ‘common core ranking algorithm updates’ that ran for more than one week. It was also officially confirmed that the update ‘It’s not Penguin’, ‘nor Panda’, although it could technically be connected to Panda given it’s recent integration into the core algo.
Although numerous ranking fluctuations were reported across the industry, no official confirmation of a Google update was received, other than the usual ‘We make 100s of changes every year’.
After being criticized for a long time for not doing enough to fight piracy, Google finally announced an update its long neglected filtering system. Near the end of the month torrent tracker websites took a dive in the search results marking the rollout of the Pirate Update.
zJohn Mueller of Google Webmaster Tools announced that Google will completely stop showing authorship information in search results – both author photos and bylines.
A major local algorithm update was released, aiming to improve local search results. Although the core changes brought by the new algo are ‘behind the scenes’, Google announced that it ‘ties deeper’ into their core search algorithm.