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January 06, 2012
Highlighting Google's 21 Algorithm Changes
By Chris Crum
As you may know, Google has been putting out a monthly list of algorithm changes it has been making, as part of the company's initiative to be "more transparent". Google will never put out the entire secret sauce of its algorithm (without a court order, at least), so webmasters can at least be thankful that they're being thrown a handful of bones in the form of a monthly list.

In the latest edition of the series, on the company's Inside Search Blog, they highlight 21 changes made in the month of December. The list goes as follows:

Image Search landing page quality signals. [launch codename "simple"] This is an improvement that analyzes various landing page signals for Image Search. We want to make sure that not only are we showing you the most relevant images, but we are also linking to the highest quality source pages.

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