Google Spam Algorithm Version 2.0 Released Over Weekend

May 21, 2014 • 8:02 am | comments (13) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

pay day loansAs I broke last night, Google has released an update to the Payday Loan Algorithm also known as the Google Spam Algorithm over the weekend.

No, I was not crazy expecting something big that happened over the weekend and throughout the month and this week. In fact, Google also started rolling out Panda 4.0 yesterday, which I will talk about a bit later.

The Spam Algorithm specifically targets spammy queries such as payday loan, viagra, and the related types of queries that spammers target heavily.

Matt Cutts described the algorithm before they launched it initially a year ago in this video:

This update impacted English queries by about 0.2% to a noticeable degree, Google's Matt Cutts told me.

The previous one impacted impacted English queries by 0.3% but was much more noticeable outside of the English language.

There is no doubt that black hats took notice, a BlackHatWorld thread has a bunch of them talking about how "Google is getting better" and they noticed drops in their rankings.

Anyway, even though Google said nothing is going on, we've been seeing signs of major changes and ranking shifts all throughout the month. I suspect those were tests for both this Google Spam Algorithm version 2.0 and the Panda 4.0 release.

Forum discussion at Twitter, BlackHatWorld and Google+.

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osman musa

05/21/2014 12:10 pm

Oh man, whatever they did was good for me as I seen increases but I hope I don't go down again.

osman musa

05/21/2014 12:10 pm

Perhaps now that Google got rid of more spam, more and more people are finding useful content from sites like mine which was originally buried.

Yo Mamma

05/21/2014 12:25 pm

Google also said NOTHING WAS GOING ON when asked if they allowed government agencies to access private data. Nope, nothing going on here Move right along At what point does the public chugging this garbage in daily doses, say enough is enough?


05/21/2014 12:42 pm

Well, considering they have no obligation to tell us anything, be glad we got anything at all from them.


05/21/2014 01:49 pm

As you know when tsunami comes everything floats on top but settles down as it gets over . Musa u never know my friend!

Ashish Ahuja

05/21/2014 01:50 pm

one of my site just boomed into stratosphere and others have not changed anything, so all in all a good update

osman musa

05/21/2014 05:24 pm

Wow, you must really be obsessed with me and hate my success for you to be following me around in comments. Dont give me the evil eye man.


05/21/2014 05:47 pm

A word that comes to mind here could be "disinformation"


05/21/2014 09:53 pm

Actually their privacy policies indicated that they wouldn't give our information to 3rd parties without our consent.

Dr. Dre

05/22/2014 01:26 am

Google is a publicly traded company that must disclose by law certain shifts that occur during normal practice. If they didn't, they would never mention anything. All corporations will disclose the minimal amount of information to avoid problems.


05/22/2014 08:53 pm

Evil eye i give you ... I follow u like a ghost and btw i am your neighbour .. Find me if u can!


06/04/2014 02:11 pm

Matt Cutts, you are fag. Go kill yourself in a shit dump.

Carl Moet

06/06/2014 06:09 am

Google is getting better and this update made them even better.

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