Google updates in chronolgical order

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Algorythmic Changes 2000 - 2016


2016 Updates
Mobile- friendly 2 - May 11/12, 2016
Unnamed Major Update - May 7/10, 2016
AdWords Shake- up - February 21/23, 2016
Unnamed Update - January 6/8, 2016

2015 Updates
RankBrain - October 26, 2015
Panda 4.2 (#28) - July 17, 2015
The Quality Update - May 3, 2015
Mobile Update AKA "Mobilegeddon" - April 22, 2015
Unnamed Update - February 4, 2015

2014 Updates
Pigeon Expands (UK, CA, AU) - December 22, 2014
Penguin Everflux - December 10, 2014
Pirate 2.0 - October 21, 2014
Penguin 3.0 - October 17, 2014
"In The News" Box - October 2014
Panda 4.1 (#27) - September 23, 2014
Authorship Removed - August 28, 2014
HTTPS/SSL Update - August 6, 2014
Pigeon - July 24, 2014
Authorship Photo Drop - June 28, 2014
Payday Loan 3.0 - June 12, 2014
Panda 4.0 (#26) - May 19, 2014
Payday Loan 2.0 - May 16, 2014
Unnamed Update - March 24, 2014
Page Layout #3 - February 6, 2014


2013 Updates
Authorship Shake- up - December 19, 2013
Unnamed Update - December 17, 2013
Unnamed Update - November 14, 2013
Penguin 2.1 (#5) - October 4, 2013
Hummingbird - August 20, 2013
In- depth Articles - August 6, 2013
Unnamed Update - July 26, 2013
Knowledge Graph Expansion - July 19, 2013
Panda Recovery - July 18, 2013
Multi- Week Update - June 27, 2013
"Payday Loan" Update - June 11, 2013
Panda Dance - June 11, 2013
Penguin 2.0 (#4) - May 22, 2013
Domain Crowding - May 21, 2013
"Phantom" - May 9, 2013
Panda #25 - March 14, 2013
Panda #24 - January 22, 2013

2012 Updates
Panda #23 - December 21, 2012
Knowledge Graph Expansion - December 4, 2012
Panda #22 - November 21, 2012
Panda #21 - November 5, 2012
Page Layout #2 - October 9, 2012
Penguin #3 - October 5, 2012
August/September 65- Pack - October 4, 2012
Panda #20 - September 27, 2012
Exact- Match Domain (EMD) Update - September 27, 2012
Panda 3.9.2 (#19) - September 18, 2012
Panda 3.9.1 (#18) - August 20, 2012
7- Result SERPs - August 14, 2012
June/July 86- Pack - August 10, 2012
DMCA Penalty ("Pirate") - August 10, 2012
Panda 3.9 (#17) - July 24, 2012
Link Warnings - July 19, 2012
Panda 3.8 (#16) - June 25, 2012
Panda 3.7 (#15) - June 8, 2012
May 39- Pack - June 7, 2012
Penguin 1.1 (#2) - May 25, 2012
Knowledge Graph - May 16, 2012
April 52- Pack - May 4, 2012
Panda 3.6 (#14) - April 27, 2012
Penguin - April 24, 2012
Panda 3.5 (#13) - April 19, 2012
Parked Domain Bug - April 16, 2012
March 50- Pack - April 3, 2012
Panda 3.4 (#12) - March 23, 2012
Search Quality Video - March 12, 2012
Venice - February 27, 2012
February 40- Pack (2) - February 27, 2012
Panda 3.3 (#11) - February 27, 2012
February 17- Pack - February 3, 2012
Ads Above The Fold - January 19, 2012
Panda 3.2 (#10) - January 18, 2012
Search + Your World - January 10, 2012
January 30- Pack - January 5, 2012

2011 Updates
December 10- Pack - December 2011
Panda 3.1 (#9) - November 18, 2011
10- Pack of Updates - November 14, 2011
Freshness Update - November 3, 2011
Query Encryption - October 18, 2011
Panda "Flux" (#8) - October 5, 2011
Panda 2.5 (#7) - September 28, 2011
516 Algo Updates - September 21, 2011
Pagination Elements - September 15, 2011
Expanded Sitelinks - August 16, 2011
Panda 2.4 (#6) - August 12, 2011
Panda 2.3 (#5) - July 23, 2011
Google+ - June 28, 2011
Panda 2.2 (#4) - June 21, 2011
Schema.org - June 2, 2011
Panda 2.1 (#3) - May 9, 2011
Panda 2.0 (#2) - April 11, 2011
The +1 Button - March 30, 2011
Panda/Farmer - February 23, 2011
Attribution Update - January 28, 2011
Overstock.com Penalty - January 2011

2010 Updates
Negative Reviews - December 2010
Social Signals - December 2010
Instant Previews - November 2010
Google Instant - September 2010
Brand Update - August 2010
Caffeine (Rollout) - June 2010
May Day - May 2010
Google Places - April 2010

2009 Updates
Real- time Search - December 2009
Caffeine (Preview) - August 2009
Vince - February 2009
Rel- canonical Tag - February 2009
2008 Updates
Google Suggest - August 2008
Dewey - April 2008

2007 Updates
Buffy - June 2007
Universal Search - May 2007

2006 Updates
Supplemental Update - November 2006

2005 Updates
Big Daddy - December 2005
Google Local/Maps - October 2005
Jagger - October 2005
Gilligan - September 2005
XML Sitemaps - June 2005
Personalized Search - June 2005
Bourbon - May 2005
Allegra - February 2005
Nofollow - January 2005

2004 Updates
Brandy - February 2004
Austin - January 2004

2003 Updates
Florida - November 2003
Supplemental Index - September 2003
Fritz - July 2003
Esmeralda - June 2003
Dominic - May 2003
Cassandra - April 2003
Boston - February 2003

2000- 2002 Updates
1st Documented Update - September 2002
2000 Updates
Google Toolbar - December 2000
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