Google Update Dewey – Google Confirms Algorithm Change

Remember a couple days ago I reported on some major shifts in the Google search results? Well, this morning I spotted Google’s Matt Cutts requesting feedback on the change at WebmasterWorld.

In short, Matt said he did not see “large differences in rankings between these datacenters,” but he would like more feedback from the webmaster community. To submit feedback, he asked for webmasters to use this form and place the word “dewey” in the “Additional details” text area on that form. By doing so, they will review specific cases to this Google algorithm change and use that feedback to help improve the quality of the search results.

So since Matt asked us to use the word “dewey,” why not code name this Google update the “Dewey” update? It has been a while since we named a Google update, and this is the first major update we have seen in a while that has really been widely noticed.

More details can be found at the Search Engine Roundtable.

Related Topics: Channel: SEO | Google: SEO | Google: Web Search


About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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