Google Algorithm Updates

Google updates search engine algorithm time to time. Some updates are minor whereas some are major algorithm updates that seriously impact on website ranking in search engine.

Google has various algorithm updates in their history. Some Google search algorithm updates are given below-

Google Panda Update: The Google Panda Algorithm was first rolled out in February 24th 2011. The purpose of Panda was to demote the low quality content websites & try to visible the high and unique quality content websites at higher rank. The algorithm was unmade when it comes, some of them called it “Farmer as it impacts on content farms. After that, its official name announced as one of its creators, Navneet Panda.

History of the Google Panda Algorithm Updates: –

Panda 124th February 2011
Panda 2.011th April 2011
Panda 2.19th May 2011
Panda 2.218th June 2011
Panda 2.322nd July 2011
Panda 2.4August 2011
Panda 2.528th September 2011
Panda 2.5.19th October 2011
Panda 2.5.213th October 2011
Panda 2.5.319 & 20th October 2011
Panda 3.118th November 2011
Panda 3.215th January 2012
Panda 3.326th February 2012
Panda 3.423rd March 2012
Panda 3.519th April 2012
Panda 3.627th April 2012
Panda 3.78th June 2012
Panda 3.825th June 2012
Panda 3.924th July 2012
Panda 3.9.120th August 2012
Panda 3.9.218th September 2012
Panda Update 2027th September 2012
Panda 215th November 2012
Panda 224th December 2012
Panda 2321st December 2012
Panda 2422nd Jan 2013
Panda 2525th March 2013
Panda 2618th July 2013
Panda 4.020th May 2014
Panda 4.125th September 2014
Panda 4.218th July 2015

Google Penguin Update: The Penguin algorithm was first released on April 24, 2012. This focus on to decrease the raking of website in search engines which has low quality and unnatural back links. In other words, it demotes the website in Google, which use black hat technique to gain advantages in Google search results.

History of the Google Penguin Algorithm Updates: –

Penguin 1.0 – April 24, 2012

Penguin 1.1 – May 26, 2012

Penguin 1.2 – October 5, 2012

Penguin 2.0 – May 22, 2013

Penguin 2.1 – Oct. 4, 2013

Penguin 3.0 – October 17, 2014

Penguin 4.0 & real-time on September 23, 2016

Google Hummingbird: – Google Hummingbird Algorithm came in existence on 17th September, 2013 (15th birthday of Google). This is a reward – based change as its main purpose is to focus on conversational searches (in other words it focus on synonyms) rather than keywords-based search. The websites that fits in Hummingbird criteria gain ranking and others will remain unaffected.

Google Pigeon Update: – Google Pigeon Algorithm Launched on 24th July 2014. This update effects on search results of Google Map. It aimed to enhance the ranking of local listing in Google.

Google Mobile Friendly Update: – Google resealed a new mobile-friendly ranking algorithm on April 21, 2015. The main purpose of this algorithm is to boost the websites that have mobile friendly pages.

 Google Payday Update: – Google released Payday Loan Algorithm on June 11, 2013 to penalize the lower quality websites that utilize Black Hat SEO techniques (also known as spam techniques).

Google EMD (Exact Match Domain) Update: – Google rolled out an update in September 2012 called EMD Update – is a filter that penalized poor quality website from ranking higher in search engine because they had exact match search terms in their domain names.

The best advice for SEO to always keep in mind these search engine algorithms to get well rank in Google.

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very Helpful Article.


Hi Gagan,
Thanks for information.