Google Algorithm Updates Timeline Infographic: 2015-2014 Edition

Google Algorithm Updates Timeline 2015 Infographic

The world’s leading search engine often updates and improves its search algorithm. Here is a timeline of the most recent and notable ones date:

  • July 2015 – Panda 4.2

    • Google announces Panda 4.2 data refresh targeting “low-quality” or “thin” sites. The update is expected to take months to fully roll out.
  • May 2015 – Phantom 2

    • Operating on a page level, this update was a quality filter that changed how Google processes quality signals.
  • April 2015 – Mobilegeddon

    • An algorithm update targeting non-mobile friendly sites and rewarding those that were mobile friendly/responsive.
  • October 2014 – Pirate 2.0

    • Search update tdownrank some torrent sites. This update targeted piracy sites that had a high number of valid copyright removal notices.
  • October 2014 – Penguin 3.0

    • Google launches a Penguin refresh after more than a year targeting sites that violate Google’s Guidelines specifically by black-hat link building and schemes.
  • September 2014 – Panda 4.1

    • Google’s 28th Panda Update was designed tfilter thin and poor content from ranking well.
  • August 2014 – HTTPS/SSL Update

    • An algorithm update tgive secure, SSL sites a slight rank boost.
  • July 2014 – Pigeon

    • This updated specifically targeted results on a local level by providing more relevant and accurate local search results.
  • June 2014 – Payday Loan 3.0

    • Shortly after Payday Loan 2.0 was launched, this algorithm specifically targets “very spammy queries”.
  • May 2014 – Panda 4.0

    • Major update tstop low-quality sites from ranking. Affects 7.5% of English-language websites.


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