This just in from Google Late Last Month, Let the Celebration Continue!
Google states directly in their Official Blog, that they feel “it is important for high-quality sites to be rewarded, and that’s exactly what this change does” Further…
Many of the changes we make are so subtle that very few people notice them. But in the last day or so we launched a pretty big algorithmic improvement to our ranking—a change that noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries—and we wanted to let people know what’s going on. This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on.
So what does that mean to Bloggers? Especially Niche bloggers, fashion bloggers, mom bloggers, review bloggers, etc? Our blogs just got a lot more desirable to Marketing Departments, PR firms, and Big Business. All those spammy links that you get and people who steal and copy your articles, and sites like Squiddo, HubPages, Ezine Articles, GoArticles are moving into Google Smack Down Mode. High Quality Content is NOW King according to Google’s new alogrithm.
So get out there and create high quality content that incorporates your key words and embraces your markets. You just might find yourself with a higher Google placement in their search engine at least and maybe…a higher Google Page Rank. Whoppee! Women over 45, Fashionistas, Giveaway Queens have never had it so good!
Mark Thompson over at Stay on Search has this to say about the new Google Algorithm :
Personally from reading the official Google algorithm update release and monitoring a number of my blogs, I think that Google really has shifted their algorithm to reward the websites that are making an effort to providing unique, valuable content on a REGULAR basis.
MaAnna Stephenson, author of Blogaid, a blog that helps you make your blog better has this to say on the topic:
Article marketing lends itself well to evergreen content and I’d hate to see it disappear entirely. But, I also like the idea of Google clearing out the SEO cheaters and forcing article directories to only allow good content on their site.
The Chief Blonde says, It’s about time. I predict that the power of the Blogger has just begun!