It has been a pretty busy month over at Google, not much in terms of "official" updates but a lot of discussion about changes on both the algorithm side and user interface side. Plus, we learned a lot from Google comments, videos and responses this month.
The ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has the typical chatter around traffic shifts from Google, ranking fluctuations and discussions around seasonal impact of traffic, including the Boston bombing traffic impacts. There is a lot of smaller chatter around minor updates and ranking changes in Google but nothing serious enough to warrant a standalone post about a real update. Maybe borer line.
In any event, you can read last month's recap here and here is a categorized listing of the more important Google Webmaster related topics in the past 30 days or so:
Google Update Related:
- Exact Match Domainers: Are You Switching Or Improving?
- You May Never Recover From Google's Penguin
- Happy Birthday Google's Penguin Update
- A Google Update Brewing?
- Google Has Manually Penalized Mozilla
- Can User Generated Comments Cause A Google Penalty
- Google Now Treating 20 ccTLDs As Generic TLDs
- Google: Disavow Links Even If Removed As A Best Practice
- Google's Cutts Say Search Flux Not Meant To Trick SEOs?
- Does Google Want SEOs To Overreact?
- Google: We Will Index It If It Is Not Spam
- Google: Stop Repeating The Same Keyword Over & Over Again
- Google: Don't Redirect All Mobile Users To A Single Page
- Google: Pushing Hundreds Of Thousands Of Pages Can Raise A Red Flag
- Google Lists 5 Most Common Canonical Mistakes
- I Yield To Google: My Paid Links Are NoFollow
- My Google Reconsideration Request For Removing Paid Links
- My Google Traffic After My Linking Penalty Was Lifted
- Does Google Allow Links Through Customer Discounts?
- Google: You Don't Want To Dig Yourself Out Of A Hole
- Google's New hreflang For Multilingual & Multinational Sites
- Google: Have Multinational Site Over TLDs? Use hreflang
- Watch Out For Google Rich Snippet Hacking
- Ignore That Last Google Webmaster Tools Notification: Googlebot CAN Access Your Site
- Google's Targeted Penalty Webmaster Tools Notification
- Google Will Send Notifications To WWW & Non-WWW Webmaster Tools Accounts
- Google Drops Instant Previews Over Low Usage
- The Google Non-Profit Knowledge Graph
- Google Sub-Sitelinks Are Here
- Google Authorship Snippet Drops More By... Link
- Google Scholar Removes Search By Discipline
- Google: Searches Don't Use The Related Searches Option
- Google: Don't Hide URLs In Search Results. We Don't Like It.
- Google Now Available For iPhone/iPad
- Google Showing "See More Results From..." Less Often Now?
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.