Yesterday Google updated their Webmaster Guidelines, including the addition of hyperlinks to more detailed pages on specific quality guidelines.
If you’ve never read through the Webmaster Guidelines it’s a good exercise and something I need to do again so I can be up to date with the latest changes.
If you need more help in understanding the guidelines have a look at Patrick Sexton’s very useful resource Feed The Bot, which goes into greater detail than you’ll find at Google as well as providing links to additional resources. The only thing I don’t like about Feed The Bot is that I didn’t think of it first.
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Late last night/early this morning Yahoo rolled out some changes to their index and algorithm. From the Yahoo! Search Blog
We rolled out some changes to our index and ranking algorithm last night. So, as you know, throughout this process you may see some changes in ranking as well as some shuffling of the pages included in the index. This update should be complete very soon.
I think I’ve seen a bump in Yahoo search traffic today. Too soon to know if it’s merely coincidence or anything to do with the latest changes, but I’ll certainly be hoping it continues.