Every Important Google Algorithm Update Since 2003

On December 7, 2017
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To the everyday user, Google’s search engine might seem pretty unremarkable. Type in “corgi,” and you’re going to get a bunch of corgi-related results. You’ll see a page called, “10 Facts about Corgis You Paw-bibly Didn’t Know.” You’ll see a Knowledge Panel featuring the life span and temperament of the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. You’ll get a dropdown suggestion for the query, “corgi butt.” These aren’t tremendous cognitive leaps. The goal of Google Search is to provide you with results from which you’ll derive value. Most reasonable people value corgi butts.

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The Google Fred Update: Why It Matters and What to Do

On August 24, 2017
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On March 7, 2017, webmasters, site owners, and search engine optimization professionals began to panic. Some sites had seen a massive decrease in traffic seemingly overnight. Frantic SEOs tried to assuage their clients, some of whom had seen a drop in traffic of up to 90%.

 Google Fred Update why it matters and what to do

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What Happens on the Internet in One Minute?

On December 4, 2015
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Consider this: Every minute of every day, staggering amounts of data are being generated as consumers connect to, search for, watch, create, download, and shop for content.

Making sense of what all this data means is critical for the success of your company or brand.

So what are the 3.2 billion people who make up today's global internet population doing online?

Business intelligence startup Domo recently released the third installment of their infographic, with 15 mind-blowing statistics for 2015.

What happens on the Internet in one minute infographic

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RankBrain: A Primer on Google’s Artificial Intelligence Technology

On November 4, 2015
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Geekier search marketers often make jokes about Google becoming a real-life Skynet (the artificial intelligence that becomes self-aware and destroys humanity in The Terminator movie franchise), but they’re closer to the truth than they might think. According to recent reports, Google has deployed an artificial intelligence nicknamed RankBrain to handle approximately 15% of the volume of search queries Google receives every day.

RankBrain Google is Skynet 

For science and tech geeks, this is nothing short of incredible. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about RankBrain and what it means for not just the future of Google, but the future of information itself.

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Search Trends by State: Top Trending Searches in All 50 States

On March 2, 2015
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Don’t you just love those map graphics that show you what people call “soda” in every state? Or what the favorite local beer is? I do! That’s why I decided to create one for search. Behold: The top trending searches in every U.S. state from the past 12 months (click the image to expand):

search trends by state

Note: This data was pulled before llamas and #thedress broke the Internet.

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Search Engines and Brands Now Most Trusted for News (and You Can Be, Too)

On January 28, 2015
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What happens when the largest generation of humans on the planet decide they just don't trust traditional media anymore?

They turn to Google.

Edelman's most recent Trust Barometer trust and credibility survey spells big trouble for mainstream media, which is now two percentage points less trusted by the general public than search engines as a source of news and general information. It's the first time mainstream media has fallen behind online search in Edelman's annual study.

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How Google Hummingbird Changed the Future of Search

On June 23, 2014
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In September of last year, when Google Hummingbird was officially announced, Matt Cutts said that it would affect 90% of all searches, albeit in a subtle way. Considering that Google handles more than 3.5 billion searches every day, this means Google Hummingbird affects more than 3.15 billion of them.

Not exactly an inconsequential update.

Google Hummingbird Fact Diagram

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Best of the Inbound.org AMAs: SEO Edition

On June 16, 2014
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In this latest in our series of the best tips from the Inbound.org AMAs (Ask Me Anythings), we have a collection of awesome insights from top marketers in SEO.

Annie Cushing, Ian Lurie, Rand Fishkin, Mike King and many others have participated in the popular Q&A-style threads on Inbound, where you're encouraged to ask them just about anything within their particular areas of expertise.

Here, you'll find the top SEO tips from Inbound’s AMAs, organized into business tips, tools and tactics, and industry buzz. Also check out:

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