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Google finally gets patent for the Panda algorithm

Since its launch in February 2011, the Panda algorithm has been a hot topic among the SEO crowd and a patent filed recently offers a bit of insight into its workings.

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Google’s Hummingbird - no big deal, for now

Google has announced news of what has been a silent shift to a new search algorithm, Hummingbird, the the biggest overhaul to its search engine since “Caffeine” in 2009, affecting 90% of searches. However, whilst Hummingbird will have clear implications for SEO, it is its Panda and Penguin updates – not Hummingbird, that will be the major cause of ranking fluctuations for the foreseeable future.

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Penguin & Panda who? - Is Google still really easy to game?

I've resisted writing anything about "Penguin 2.0", the latest iteration of Google's flagship anti-spam algorithm that rolled out on May 22nd. Amidst the sea of SEO's telling everyone "it happened" and/or parroting out the usual information about what Penguin is and how you can avoid it/escape from it, I've struggled to see much point. Fortunately Google came to my rescue with a real peach of a SERP showcasing an example of Penguin, Panda, and Google in general really not working at all, providing me the perfect pretext to talk about it. I conducted an advanced forensic SEO investigation to uncover what you're about to see.

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