As webmasters, following and adapting to every google update and various search algorithm changes is something we do from time to time. These updates will always affect numerous websites as they turn out to be what will determine your website position in SERP.
2013 was one of the craziest and most annoying for webmasters all over the world. Google delayed their toolbar pagerank update that normally happens every 3 months till almost a year.
I can account to about 4 niche bloggers that almost gave up the idea of continuing with their blogs majorly because of this delay and other google updates that catapulted their blogs to the tenth page in SERP.
The most annoying of this google updates and search algorithm changes happened around late August 2013. Google nicknamed the update “hummingbird“, almost every website was affected by this update, some went the positive direction, while the others was sent to oblivion.
I personally hand-picked this awesome video created by Globe Runner to better enlighten you on Google’s hummingbird update and how it affected search results in general.
To sum up all of these updates in one, here is a very recent infographic created by the search engine experts from e2msolutions featuring 11 Most Important Google Search Algorithm Updates or Changes that took place in 2013