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Friday, June 10th, 2005, 9:51 am

Bourbon Update

Bourbon

Google are making significant changes to their ranking system. The changes have recently been entitled the Bourbon Update and a Google employee spread (leaked) the following information:

Here’s the advice that I’d give now: take a break from checking ranks for several more days. Bourbon includes something like 3.5 improvements in search quality, and I believe that only a couple are out so far. The 0.5 will go out in a day or so, and the last major change should roll out over the next week or so. Then there will still be some minor changes after that as well. So my “weather report” would be a recommendation that rankings may still change somewhat over the next several days.

Considering the date of this message, the search engine’s behaviour should have stabilised by now.

3 Responses to “Bourbon Update”

  1. SEO Files Says:

    Bourbon Update
    [Source: schestowitz.com] quoted: Bourbon Update Filed under: Internet SEO by Site Administrator at 9:51 am Google are making significant changes to their ranking system. The changes have recently been entitled the Bourbon Update and a Google employ…

  2. Gert Meyers Says:

    Hmm… I wouldn’t really call what “googleguy” does, “leaking”.

    After some of the more disastrous updates, notably Florida, Google decided to create this informal communication channel in the form of an anonymous forum poster calling himself googleguy who’s been posting to webmasterworld on and off.

    If it’s leaking, then it’s very much Google controlled leaking.

    Great blog, BTW!

    SEO and other titbits blog

  3. Roy Schestowitz Says:

    Gert: you are quite right there. While it supposedly looks like leakage, it is actually a controlled proliferation of news using that ‘courier’ called googleguy. Therefore I put “leaked” in brackets.

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