Wondering why you can’t see your website or Google Places listing in Google’s search results? it could be that Google made 40 new changes to search results. The 40 changes promoted as improvements are designed to give better results to the user and stop SEO ( Search Engine Optimisation) companies using black hat SEO methods from getting better results from sites and businesses that are providing quality content and information to users. The 4 Important changes:
Panda update: This launch refreshes data in the Panda system, making it more accurate and more sensitive to recent changes on the web. Link evaluation: We often use characteristics of links to help us figure out the topic of a linked page. We have changed the way in which we evaluate links; in particular, we are turning off a method of link analysis that we used for several years. We often re-architect or turn off parts of our scoring in order to keep our system maintainable, clean and understandable. -Improvements to ranking for local search results. [launch codename “Venice”] This improvement improves the triggering of Local Universal results by relying more on the ranking of our main search results as a signal.
Spam update. In the process of investigating some potential spam, we found and fixed some weaknesses in our spam protections. Full list of changes on Google’s Blog hereMore than ever it’s important to make sure that your website and business is compliant with Google guidelines for search engine optimisation and Google Places or risk having your business drop or disappear all together. If this sounds like gibberish and you need help growing your business online we suggest that you talk to one of our specialists for a free consultation. Contact us here SEO Team – Publicity Monster