25 Apr '12, 1pm

It's Live: Google Over Optimization Algorithm (3% Of Searches Affected)

It's Live: Google Over Optimization Algorithm (3% Of Searches Affected)

As expected the over optimization algorithm Google's Matt Cutts pre-announced a few weeks ago is now live according to the Google Search Blog . Well, Google said it is rolling out now, but trust me, based on the volume of posts in the forums and complaints, it is indeed being rolled out and seen by webmasters. Google is calling the update the "webspam algorithm update" according to Danny Sullivan Google told Danny: I think 'over-optimization' wasn't the best description, because it blurred the distinction between white hat SEO and webspam. This change is targeted at webspam, not SEO, and we tried to make that fact more clear in the blog post. Either way, Cutts explains somewhat of what this algorithm update targets. It seems to go after content spam, spun articles and keyword stuffing. Here are screen shot examples given by Cutts: Of course, content out there just for link...

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/google-webspam-algorithm-1506...

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