Robert_Charlton - 6:20 am on Aug 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
Sorry. I just want to write "good articles" you know? Google makes that incredibly hard to do if you want to reach Google users. The vague list doesn't help.
Google is not providing an SEO how-to list here. To put it otherwise is to be either disingenuous or naive, or both. Google is, however, constantly trying to improve user experience on its own site, and, in that regard, it's being extremely detailed about what it's doing.
I've found that paying careful attention to the interface and display algorithm can often suggest factors which have entered into the ranking algorithm. The serps interface also can suggest the kind of information mix that Google considers useful, as well as site architecture that Google might favor in its rankings. There are ideas for site improvement to be picked up from this list.
Note, by the way, that Google doesn't call these "algo changes". That's something we happened to do this month. In the past, we've stayed with the Google Inside Search naming convention, which is "Search quality highlights". The official blog post on this is....
Search quality highlights: 86 changes for June and July