2016 Major Algorithm Update

Sep 23rd 2016 – Penguin 4.0: real time update and it’s a part of Google’s core algorithm

2015 Algorithm Updates

July 18th 2015 – Panda 4.2 Update details (confirmed and announced). Read recovery tips here

March 16th 2015 – Google announced an update on doorway pages. Here are questions about the following update

2014 Algorithm Updates

Pigeon Expands (United Kingdom, Canada, Australia). Google local algorithm updated expanded to UK, CA and AU. This update confirmed on December 22nd 2014.

Penguin Everflux – Google said Penguin have been updating continuously on December 10th 2014.

Pirate 2.0 – Google confirmed pirate update 2 was rolled out on October 21st 2014.

Penguin 3.0 – Google confirmed penguin latest version on Friday 17th October 2014.

Panda 4.1 – Google 27th Panda Update – Confirmed on September 25th 2014

Google Pigeon Update – This update affected on local search results. Updated on July 24th 2014.

Google Pay Day Loan 3.0 updated – pay day loan algorithm update came out on June 12th 2014 the version is 3.0. Here is details

Panda 4.0 Update – Google is rolling out panda 4.0 update on 21st May 2014. Here is official source

Page Layout Update – February 6, 2014

2013 Google algorithm Updates

Panda 24 – January 14th 2013:

Panda 25 – March 14th 2013:

Panda Dance – June 11th 13:

Panda Recovery – July 18th 2013:

Penguin 2.0 – May 22nd 2013 :

Penguin 2.1 – October 4th 2013:

Domain crowding – May 21:

Knowledge Graph Expansion – July 19:

In depth Articles – Aug 6, 2013:

Google Humming Bird – August 20:

2012 Updates

Google Penguin History – April 24th, 2012

Penguin fights on over optimization and keyword stuffing.

Penguin 2.1 updated on May 25th 2012:

Penguin 3 updated on October 5th 2012:

2012 Panda updates

Panda 3.2 Jan 18th 2012:

Panda 3.3 Feb 2th 2012:

Panda 3.4 March 23rd 2012:

Panda 3.5April 19th 2012:

Panda 3.6 April 27th 2012:

Panda 3.7 June 8th 2012:

Panda 3.8 June 25th 2012:

Panda 3.9 July 24th 2012:

Panda 3.9.1 August 20th:

Panda 3.9.2 September 18th:

Panda 20 Sep 27th:

Panda 21 November 5:

Panda 22 Nov 21:

Panda 23rd December 21:

Another important major updated from Google on September 2th 2012 that is EMD – Exact Match Domain:

DMCA Penalty – August 10th 2012: About copyright content issues.

Unnatural Links – July 19th 2012: About spam and low quality links penalty from Google Webmaster tools.

2011 Updates

December 10 pack update:

Google’s Major Algorithm update Panda

Google Panda is the major update about thin content and content farms this update affected 12% of search results on February 23rd 2011.

Panda 2.0 updated on April 11th 2011 to all English queries globally.

Panda 2.1 updated on May 9th 2011 :

Panda 2.2 updated on june 21st 2011:

Panda 2.3 updated on July 23rd 2011:

Panda 2.4 updated on august 12th 2011:

Panda 2.5 updated on September 28th 2011:

Panda 3.1 Updated on November 18th 2011:

Google Plus Update info: June 28th 2011: – June 2nd 2011:

Pagination elements – September 15th 2011:

2010 December

Social Signals Update: Major search engines Google and Bing confirmed twitter and facebook content is the signal of rankings. Here is the complete information:

Negative review update:

November – Instant Previews: About quality of landing pages, design and usability (

September- Google Instant:

August – Brand Update

Important update about same website to appear multiple times on a search engine result pages.

June – Caffeine – about fresh Index

May – May Day Update: About Long tail traffic (

April – Google Places

Update for Local business advertising, Google Maps and re branded (

2009 December

Real time Search: This update about twitter feeds, Google news, fresh indexed content and social media. Read more info here:

August – Caffeine Update: About speed crawling and index:

February – Rel-canonical Tag: This update about canonicalization issues announced jointly by Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.  Read more information:

February – Vince Update about Big brands:

2008 August

Google Suggest:

April – Dewey update relates to Google Books:

2007 June

Buffy Update:,

May – Universal Search:

2006 December

False Alarm (

November – Supplemental update (

2005 December

Big Daddy describes about Canonicalization and redirections 301, 302 and remaining technical issues. Source: (

October -Jagger

This update targeted to avoid low quality, reciprocal, paid and other link farms.

Source: (

October – Google Local Maps

This updates explaining local SEO and Google Maps for local business industries.

Source: (

September – Gilligan (

June – Personalized Search to building better search results. (

June – Sitemaps XML

This update explains about XML sitemaps. Submit your sitemaps in Google webmasters to indexing and crawling. Source: (

May – Bourbon

Google web spam team lead Matt cuts announced search quality terms bout duplicate content and www and non www canonical issues.

Source: (

February – Allegra

This update penalize to suspicious links.

Source: (

January – No follow

This update is control outbound link quality spam blog comments.

Read more:

2004 August

This is not an algorithm update read more about Google IPO (

February – Brandy

This updates describes a massive index expansion, Latest Semantic Indexing and anchor text relevance. Source: (

January – Austin

Austin update explains about crack down on deceptive on page tactics and hidden anchor text over Meta tags optimization. Source: (

2003 September

This update name is Supplemental Index. It’s explain about suppurate index pages.


The following updates announced by Google in 2003

June 2003 – Esmeralda (

May 2003 – Dominic (

April 2003 – Cassandra (

2000 December 11

Google launched Google toolbar in their browser on December 2000. It is free and very faster and highly relevant search technology.  This toolbar helps to Find 1.3 billion web pages from any website on the internet and search for related web pages.

Here is official source:

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