Google: A Digital History [Infographic]

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Google: A Digital History [Infographic]

Google has done a lot in its 16 year history. From its first known algorithm update in early 2000 to its approximate 24 Panda updates since early 2011, this infographic outlines major updates to Google since its inception in 1998.

In your opinion, what has been the most useful Google Update thus far? Let me know in the comments!

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Digital History of Google | Tamar

Infographic Image Credit: Tamar

Kelsey Jones
When she's not editing and scheduling posts, Kelsey Jones manages the Marketing Nerds podcast and moderates SEJ Summit conferences and Marketing ThinkTank webinars. She has been in digital marketing since 2007 and journalism since 2004. Kelsey enjoys writing and consuming all kinds of content, both in digital and tattered paperback form.
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  • http://www.black68.com/choosing-business-niche/ David Black

    All those Pandas and Penguins – is it because they’re black and white?
    We must be due for a Zebra, Badger or maybe a Magpie in 2014.
    Here’s hoping ..

    • http://www.moxiedot.com Kelsey Jones

      Yes, people keep talking about a “zebra” update. But, Google threw us a curveball and did Hummingbird!

  • http://www.eBizROI.com/ Rick Noel

    Nice infographic Kelsey. I would have to say Google Hummingbird in terms of making search more conversational and context aware. Google Panda and Penguin are a close 2nd/3rd as they help reduce a lot of web spam that was really hurting Google user search experience. SEO is evolving to align itself with core, time tested principles of marketing in my view. Google and customers will reward publishers and online businesses that make them glad they clicked.

  • http://www.bloggerscale.com Preeti Kaur

    I would say Hummingbird & Panda!

  • http://fruition.net Stephanie Riggs

    It sounds pretty good to find this infographic which is clearly describing the digital history of Google. The penguin and Panda updates overcome lot of spammers which always irritating researchers. The introduction of Hummingbird algorithm means bringing more relevancy and accuracy in the research. And I am looking for “zebra” update from Google’s side for more accurate results.

  • https://plus.google.com/102373194829060326140/ Muhammad Shakeel

    Its pleasure to read your blog post about Hummingbird update. I was not aware from its impacts but after reading your post I am able to understand this algorithm update very well. Thanks :)