• ScottyMack

    All well and good for people running businesses that have store fronts or are local service based businesses. I wouldn’t imagine that is a significant percentage of the total number of websites online, though. It IS probably a significant portion of work that SEO’s do, though.

  • http://www.nathanielbailey.co.uk/ Nathaniel Bailey

    If anything we have found (in most cases) for our clients that the google updates and rise in mobile search have both in fact helped us, and the rise in local search is the one that’s done damage in some cases due to our high listings being pushed down the SERP by local listings which in some cases offer less value to the searcher.

  • http://twitter.com/blueglobalmedia Blue Global Media

    Both have definitely shook up the search engine world, but with so many saying local and mobile have had a significant impact, it makes you wonder if the next update could possibly have to do with that. At this point, whatever the people want Google continues to deliver.

    Everyone wants better content, so Google made it a priority with Panda. Those working in the space wanted spammy links to stop benefitting the sites using them, and with the swish of their wand, Penguin took care of it. The updates usually aren’t surprising – in intent – but they continue to have a major impact on sites. As long as everyone continues keeping it clean and delivering the best user experience possible the updates will be something to look forward to instead of something to fear.

  • http://twitter.com/sharithurow sharithurow

    To be honest, none of my clients were affected by Panda or Penguin (or any algorithm change for that matter). I think that doing SEO right in the first place is the best way to survive many of these search engine changes.

    Same with mobile. Mobile doesn’t replace desktop search. It’s an addition to desktop search.

    My 2 cents.

  • ienlaces

    Search results have constantly changed in my browser these days. I hope it stabilizes a little.