Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Jenny - Google Algorithm Change

Thinking about the topic of Googling yourself, I found it interesting to look into the latest news about Google's decision to change it's secret search algorithms. The major tweak aims to move better quality content to the top of Google's search rankings. Google says the changes will affect 12% of Google results. Typically, Google's algorithm changes are so small that many people wouldn't even notice them. These changes, however, will be noticed instantly. This information got me thinking about how it might change the results that appear when you Google yourself in the future.

Link to article where some businesses claim this change will kill their business: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/224997-Who-decides-what-s-relevant-Websites-to-Google-You-re-killing-our-business-

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this Jenny - I'm hoping we get to talk about algorithms a bit in section today!

    If you get a chance, though, try to go back to edit this post and make the links "clickable" - there's a button you can click to make text link directly. :)