More Signs of Changes to Google Search Results and Rankings- Should We Expect a Major Penguin Update?

May 20, 2014 | 1,427 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google may have snapped a quick “no” to all the speculations revolving around Google updating its algorithms in the beginning of May, but signs and reports of serious changes in the Google search results and rankings still continue to brew up.

The tracking tools indicate major activity around 17 May. Have a look at the flux charts of MozCast, SERPS.com, SERP Metrics and Algoroo:

MozCast More Signs of Changes to Google Search Results and Rankings  Should We Expect a Major Penguin Update?

SERPS.com  More Signs of Changes to Google Search Results and Rankings  Should We Expect a Major Penguin Update?

SERPMetrics More Signs of Changes to Google Search Results and Rankings  Should We Expect a Major Penguin Update?

Algoroo More Signs of Changes to Google Search Results and Rankings  Should We Expect a Major Penguin Update?

Earlier, we reported about similar rumors flooding the SEO forums and we even experienced a flux in the rankings of most of our clients, but Google’s denial on anything going on almost silenced the noise. However, some whispers can once again be heard about more changes.

The WebmasterWorld and BlackHatWorld Forums have been buzzing with all the chatter and noise related to Google making some major changes in its algorithms in the past weekend. Although Google has completely denied on any such changes when the previous round of murmurs rose, we cannot avoid but suspect a major Panda or Penguin update on its way. Or maybe it is just one of those normal Google actions on link networks.

With the latest version of Penguin going live in October last year and the first major algorithm update of 2014 rolling in January, it might be possible that Google is trying its hand on yet another Penguin or Panda update. But nothing can be confirmed unless the search engine major itself clears the doubts. As we know that Google updates its algorithms more than 500 times a year, it’s difficult to determine whether the one this time is just a small modification or we should be prepared for a powerful Penguin update.

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Ritu from PageTraffic is a qualified Google Adwords Professional and Content Head at PageTraffic. She has been the spear head for many successful Search Marketing Campaigns and currently overseas Content Marketing operations of Page Traffic in India.