Recapping Google's Algorithmic Update

Roger Janik pulls together bits and pieces of info from around the Web to offer a comprehensive view of the aftershocks various Webmasters reported from Google's most recent algorithmic update. The tweaks ushered in some of the most visible search ranking changes in months.

In general, Janik says that many of the "quality old sites that we love and nurture suddenly disappeared from the top ranking positions to pages in the tens or twenties of the index. This very unfortunate fact sent many SEO's into panic mode."

A number of users also reported seeing results that were less-relevant for simple queries, and newer Web sites seemed to take a bit longer to load. Meanwhile, other site owners reported problems with cache data. "(It) was not showing up accurately even though index reports were showing otherwise," Janik says.

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