Busy month at work? Didn't have time to follow all of Google's changes? Don't you worry, here is a short recap of what happened over the past month specific to Google changes that may impact SEOs and webmasters.
We had a couple questions regarding possible updates being pushed out by Google, none were confirmed. But Google's Matt Cutts did say they are working on a softer Panda update. The typical chatter going on in the WebmasterWorld thread of flux is, um, typical.
We had Google target a large guest blog network and yes, the publishers got hit as well. Google also targeted link networks in Greece, Spain, Italy and Germany and then hit smaller sites where we should be concerned. Google launched the new user interface as well, which may impact traffic.
That being said, here is a summary of the past month by category and if you also missed last month, see our March Google recap.
- Did Google Do An Algorithm Update Yesterday?
- Lots Of Google Search Activity: Likely Manual Vs. Algorithmic
- Google's Matt Cutts: New Softer Panda Update Coming Soon
- Google's Matt Cutts: We Can Take Action On Sites Benefiting From Guest Post Networks
- Google's Matt Cutts: We've Penalized A Guest Blogging Network
- Google's Matt Cutts Admits To Google Penalties In Greece
- Google Penalized Link Networks In Spain, Italy & Germany
- Google To Slap Link Networks In Italy & Spain
- A Google Manual Action We Should Worry About & Learn From
- That New Google Search Results Design Test You Didn't Like Is Now Officially Live
- Product Images Within Google Organic Results?
- A Shorter Google Title Tag After Redesign? Maybe.
- Google Concert Dates Now From Artist's Official Website
- Google's Amit Singhal: We're A Swiss Army Knife, You're The Corkscrew
- Google's Matt Cutts: Don't Delete Old Disavow Files Before Uploading New Ones
- Google's Matt Cutts: Be Careful Linking Sister Country Sites Together When...
- Google's Cutts: Here Is How Google Evaluates New Algorithms
- Matt Cutts: PageRank Not Popularity, Topical PageRank Helps & Authority On Subjects Coming
- Google's Matt Cutts: Almost All Penalties Are For Quality Violations
- Google's Matt Cutts: Multiple Breadcrumbs For The Same Product
- Google: Do Not No Index Pages With Rel Canonical Tags
- Google's Matt Cutts: Mobile Sites For "Most Part: Only Impact Mobile Search Results
- Google's Official Advice On Out Of Stock Products On E-Commerce Sites
- Google: Being Disavowed Won't Hurt Your Site
- Google's Cutts Confirmed That Author Authority Is Uses For In-Depth Articles
- Google's Matt Cutts On Some Penalty Recoveries: "Quite Difficult" To Recover
- Google Will Look At Your Other Sites When You Get A Manual Action
- Google: Don't Worry If Your Google Webmaster Tools Preview Is Wrong
- Google Index Status Reports Now With HTTPS & Subdirectories
- Google Webmaster Academy Gets An Upgrade
- Notice: GoogleBot Failing DNS Verification
- Google On IE8 Drops SSL & Passes Full Referrer
- Android Wear: Google Android Wearable OS
- Google's April Fools Pranks 2014: Webmasters, AdSense, AdWords & More
- Google Easter Egg: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right
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