To say 2013 was a challenging year for search engine optimization professionals is indeed an…
Hi everyone. It’s my pleasure to once again welcome us to our Community Timeout on Mondays after a few weeks absence. Because of a few other commitments that crept in, we couldn’t feature this very important segment of our weekly schedule for the past month. However, after considering how these features have helped in educating the community for the past couple of months, I have decided to once again bring it back trusting that it will do us all a great good.
Today, I want us to take a look at the latest buzz in the world of search engine optimization. I’m sure that no matter who you are or what you are doing online, you definitely must have heard of the different algorithm changes that Google has pushed into the market in the recent past.
- The first to hit the SEO world was the Panda updates implemented on February 24th. This particular update took a swipe at sites with low quality content most of which were content farms, hence it was called the Farmer update.
- Next, was the Penguin update which was basically aimed at link-farms. This literally took down a whole lot of link building networks, over throwing the search rankings of many sites and bringing uncomplimentary results to many internet entrepreneurs.
The effect was so devastating that many SEOs were left wond