Google have announced a new algo update to tackle webspam. According to Search News referencing a tweet Matt Cutts let out about the update here is what happened.
But Matt Cutts has clarified that the sites shown to have been affected by the Webspam in the Searchmetrics list have had little or no impact due to the Webspam update. It is the Panda 3.5 in play, which rolled out on April 19th which is responsible for the lost or gained search rankings of these sites.
The winners of the update are sites like Spotify, Menshealth, Observer and The Verge. The biggest losers include Cult Of Mac, Techdirt and Digg.
The Winners are:
News sites of the big brands have gained from the Panda 3.5 refresh. The names include Spotify, The New York Observer, NME, Mens Health, Poynter, and Marvel. This list of sites that gained better visibility is based on a study of 50,000 keywords, for 5 million domains, in the first 100 results compared to last week
Yeouch another update. Google is turning into a ferocious beast. But don’t worry they wouldn’t exist without you, so keep doing what you are doing only do it better than you used too. Create good content on your website and grab a few good links. Simples.