· Around the 31st December there was a PageRank update. Comments, thoughts?
I have noticed a lot more movement and odd results this week myself like paid listings on the 2nd page, blog results being listed separately, and more depth to the pages showing in the results (rather than the site's home page, there were more channel pages, etc). I have spoken to a few people but some of the info I have gotten so far is:
· Back link update: Previous to the PR update, Google reviewed back links to re-evaluate PageRank.
· Google release (and retraction): Some agencies believe that Google released a test change to its algorithm in November and towards the end of December this was retracted. This resulted in us seeing some sites be removed from Google’s index briefly, they have since returned to the SERPs.
· Around the 31st December there was a PageRank update.