• 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 :)