May was an incredibly busy month for Google SEO related topics, specifically seeing Panda 4.0 roll out, the Google Spam algo being updated, press release sites taking a dive and several unconfirmed updates that Google wouldn't talk about.
So it was a busy month!
Here is a recap by category, if you want to catch up quickly:
Google Panda 4.0:
- Google Panda 4.0 Now Rolling Out; A New Panda Algorithm
- Google's Matt Cutts: Panda 4.0 Has A New Architecture With A Softer Side...
- Poll: How Did Google's Panda 4.0 Impact You?
- Press Release Sites See Huge Drop In Google Ranking After Panda 4.0
- Google May Be Pushing Out A New Update: Possibly Penguin?
- Google Algorithm & Ranking Shifts On Fire This Month
- Google: Nothing To See Here, No Update Going On...
- Google Preparing Large Update? Shifts On May 2nd & 7th
- eBay Slapped By Google: But Was It Algorithmic Or Manual?
- Google's Matt Cutts: We've Been Discussing The MetaFilter Google Penalty
- Google's Matt Cutts: It's Silly To Think We Penalize Vivint Because It Competes With Nest
- SearchMetrics Shows Expedia's Google Traffic Return, But Did It Ever Drop?
- Google's Matt Cutts Looks Back & Shares His Webspam Regrets...
- Google's Matt Cutts: Links Still Have Many Years Left In Them But...
- Matt Cutts: Google May Treat The Same Subdirectories As Unique
- Matt Cutts Likes Duane Forrester's Example Of Good Links: Unknown Links
- Google: Authorship Still Not Used For Rankings
- Google: In 2009 We Selected Only One Of Your Anchor Text When...
- Google's Cutts On Content Without Links
- Google: Why You Get Link Removal Threats
- Google: Forum Link Drops Can Get You In Trouble
- Google: Even Old But Active Manual Actions Will Show In Google Webmaster Tools
- Google: If Content Isn't Changed, Manual Actions Won't Be Removed
- Google: Short Content Is Not Low Quality Content
- Google's Official Advice On Home Page Handling For International Users
- Google Drops Amazon's Rich Snippets From Search Results
- Google: We Currently Treat New TLDs As gTLDs
- Google Webmaster Tools Adds Block Resources Debug With Fetch & Render
- AJAX Hash Bang URLs No Longer Work In Fetch As Google Tool
- Google App Indexing Now Supports Other Languages
- European Court Requires Google To Delete Personal Info: Reputation Management Just Got Easier
- Here Is How To Remove Content From Google Via Google's Right To Be Forgotten Form
Also check out the previous month at the May 2014 Google Webmaster Report.
Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.
This post was scheduled to be posted today but was written at an earlier point in time. The author is not around on June 4th or 5th to respond to comments.