Google’s Page Layout Algorithm Updated For Third Time

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Yesterday, Google’s Matt Cutts announced on Twitterthat they have pushed out a refresh to the Google Page Layout algorithm on or around February 6th.

He did not specify how much this impacted the search results but based on my analysis of the SEO community, it had a very small impact on most SEOs.

This would be the third update to the page layoutalgorithm. Since it is just a refresh, it doesn’t mean Google updated the algorithm, but rather reran the algorithm and updated it’s index. So I doubt Google would classify it version 3.0, but rather 1.2 maybe.

Previous Updates For Google’s Page Layout Algorithm Was:

 

 

Here is Matt’s tweet:

What does it look like when a site gets hit by this? Here is a screen shot from WebmasterWorld of someone who was hit:

Again, very few seem to have been impacted by it but there are some and they are complaining in the forum threads I link to below.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorldGoogle Webmaster HelpBlack Hat World andTwitter.


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