• Alex Polonsky

    And in other news, Google now offers Payday Loans.

  • http://www.mobiliodevelopment.com/ Peter Nikolow

    In other news – Panda 4.0 was rolled out within minutes. Bringing two major updates within days will cause lot of headache to everyone.

  • https://chuckreynolds.us Chuck Reynolds

    OMG SEO IS DEAD …. deeeaadddd….

  • http://www.elite-strategies.com/blog Patrick Coombe

    and Penguin 3.0 expecting to roll out in a few days..

  • http://www.chrissanfilippo.com/ Chris Sanfilippo

    Doesn’t .3% of US queries seem pretty high for just “very spammy queries”?

  • Jan Dunlop

    Not if you include all of pharma

  • http://www.formertourist.com/ Gaurav Srivastava

    yeah..could be.

  • http://www.digitant.co Digitant

    So, Once again Google trying to improve SERP’s user experience. What can be “Spam Search Queries”..? Will these queries are most ir-relevant keywords that people use to target for generating traffic..? or any other…? which generate traffic to websites..!..

    Need to see …!

  • http://www.7eyetechnologies.com/ 7eye Technologies

    Now, Panda and Penguin are in the row to come.

  • Abhay

    Will this update only affect on Payday loan search queries and related keywords to payday loans only or other finance niches as well?

  • http://www.fastloansolution.co.uk/ Harry Walk

    Is payday loan 2 update will effect the big guns? and how this effect can overcome.

  • http://www.xiereo.com/ Nidhi Shrivastava

    Now we should be ready to see our keywords and businesses getting affected… either rising or dropping..

  • http://nkredyty.pl/ Marlena Sikora

    Panda 4.0 started a week ago :) when Matt says “is rolling out” – the update is already finished. Now we see fluctuations caused by Penguin 3.0, that will be announced on Friday evening.

  • Ken Hirooka

    As Matt shows “pornographic queries” as example, It doesn’t matter whether the query is financial or not, but any spammy queries can be affected.

  • James Brockbank

    Has anyone seen much of an impact on their site’s yet? I think it certainly makes sense that Google target the ‘very spammy’ queries first, however it wouldn’t surprise me if Penguin was rolled out within a few days. Google are on a spam fighting roll this week!

  • Abhay

    Hi Ken

    Thanks for the info.

  • Narek Vardanyan

    Hahaha, Good point Alex. I can also see this coming!

  • http://www.localbrochureprinting.com John William

    I think This Algorithm Update will only affect for certain countries.

  • http://www.xperiencedays.com Robb Young

    Google has confirmed they have released a new algorithm update.

    How? Where? To who?

  • http://www.towermarketing.net/ Mike Shaw

    I am glad that more spam algorithm updates have been developed. I am so sick of these petty so-called SEO firm’s get away with old school black-hat techniques such as comment spam. Google needs to get on the ball and start honing in on the real offenders.

  • http://www.contactonlineltd.co.uk/ Contact Online

    Oops the video of Matt Cutts in the article above is about 2013 not 2014, whoopsie!

  • RedLeader

    “Here is a video back when Matt Cutts of Google announced the update was coming back in 2013″

    It’s right there, above the video.

  • http://www.theLIVEJOBS.com/ Jaiser Abbas

    Not exactly dead, SEO about to ruined day by day….

  • http://www.contactonlineltd.co.uk/ Contact Online

    Hi James,

    I’ve noticed a nice positive change in results from many of my clients, so I’m quite happy with whatever Google have actually done to the algorithm :-)

  • Dave Smythe

    Google still has a major problem dealing with Rx pill pushers, when you see this in the top 10 for “Viagra” it’s clear the black hats are still winning in that space.
    Buy Viagra Online | Home
    http://www.urlremoved.org
    This site may be hacked.

  • FeysBeğeni

    of course seo is dead hahaha everybody seo’

  • http://www.sbwebcenter.com/ Steve B

    You were joking, but Google actually is a major investor in a payday loan alternative lending company called Lendup.

  • Pepperok2014

    жесть, сколько можно…

  • http://www.jaankanellis.com incrediblehelp

    Strangely they are not in the top 30 for “payday loan” keywords.

  • http://www.jaankanellis.com incrediblehelp

    I never understood if Google states “This site may be hacked.” why in the hell should it still rank for anything at all?

  • Eli Schwartz

    I am still seeing some really awful stuff for the query “diet pills online”

  • http://www.timdini.com/ Tim Dini

    Has anyone else noticed the Firefox logo on Matt’s shirt? I wonder what the Google Chrome team thinks about that :)

  • http://www.sbwebcenter.com/ Steve B

    Actually not strange because Lendup isn’t a payday loan company. However, you will see their Adwords ads all over the place if run a “payday loan” related search.

  • Ken Hirooka

    Believing what Barry told in following article, This algo is global, and maybe so do this update.
    http://searchengineland.com/google-pay-day-loan-algorithm-google-search-algorithm-update-to-target-spammy-queries-162941

  • Raj

    You have payday (not even related to payday loans) somewhere in your content in your entire site and, boom, there goes down your traffic from Google.

  • http://www.22by4.com/ Sundeep Reddy

    depends on your definition of SEO…

  • http://www.clickmp4.com/ Gurpreet Singh

    anybody can tell me what is payday loan algoritham

  • http://www.jabber-server.de/ Jabber-Server.de Admin

    Matt Cutts explained this Payday Loan Update goes after unique link schemes, many of which are illegal. Take for example links beeing generated through hacked sites.

  • http://www.clickmp4.com/ Gurpreet Singh

    ok ok thanks #jabber
    thanks a lot
    and 1 thing #jabber i with to discuss with you on some seo techniques. can u do this.
    if yes then please contact me on skype or fb
    skype is gurpreet3780
    fb is gurpreet3780
    Thanks

  • http://www.discountonlinefitness.com steve

    The webmaster is notified if he has webmaster tools enabled and has an opportunity to remove the malicious code affecting his website. This happened to me 2 years ago and once I removed the infected page and notified google in webmaster tools the warning went away.

  • Doug Powell

    SEO is Dead.
    Long Live SEO.