It is June and I want to recap the past month of Google webmaster changes. We do this based off the ongoing WebmasterWorld thread as well as our archives of stories on this site.
The big topics this week include the Google Penguin update, version 1.1. We also had a Panda update, version 3.6. There was a PageRank update this month. Google launched the knowledge graph and revamped Google Places to Google+ Local.
Here are the current topics in the WebmasterWorld thread:
- Better Traffic To Better Converting Pages & Less Traffic To Lower Converting Pages
- Some Talk Of Traffic Changes
- Chatter About Crawl Spikes
Here are the topics in importance order for the past month from this site:
- Official: Google Penguin 1.1 Now Live
- Hit By Penguin? Google Query Hack To Confirm?
- You Missed The Google Panda 3.6 Update
- Google Panda 3.7 Refresh Rumors
- Google: Can't Recover From Penguin? Start A New Site
- Here Is What It Looks Like To Be Hit By Google Penguin
- SEOs Share Google Penguin Recovery Tips
- Google PageRank Update: May 2012
- Google Knowledge Graph: Google Labels Me An SEO Expert
- Google Bans The Agency Who Buys The Link
- Google Pruning Rich Snippets In Search Results?
- Google's Algorithms Find Stuffed Title Attributes As Sneaky
- Google Updates "Can Competitors Harm Ranking" Statement
- Google's Cutts: Linking To A Few Bad Web Sites Won't Hurt You
- Competitors Spamming? Google Says Report Them
- Google Launches Webmaster Academy
- Google The Cause Of Lawsuits Over Links To Web Sites
- Google Webmaster Tools Gets New Dashboards & Navigation
- Google: Why We Like Responsive Design
- Google+ Local Replaces Google Places
- Manage Your Google+ Local Page
You can find last month's report in the May Google report.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.