Whenever Google makes a change we are all ears. On 2/27/12 at 11:30:00 AM Google made the following 40 changes to they way they rank websites online. In this post we recount the changes made to Google. We have highlighted the changes that we believe to be the most important to search engine optimization.
More coverage for related searches. This section in Google will now have more data sources to populate its content with.
Tweak to categorizer for expanded sitelinks and Less duplication in expanded sitelinks. This is a small update the will alter sitelinks. It should result in better sitelinks with less duplication.
More consistent thumbnail sizes on results page. Google has adjusted the thumbnail size to be more consistent in tablets, mobile and desktop. The new sizes apply to rich snippet results for recipes and applications, movie posters, shopping results, book results, news results and more.
More locally relevant predictions in YouTube. This will add location based predictions to your searches in YouTube. For example, for the query [lady gaga in ] performed on the US version of YouTube, Google might predict [lady gaga in times square], but for the same search performed on the Indian version of YouTube, we might predict [lady gaga in India].
More accurate detection of official pages. This is small update that will help Google find the correct official Google + page for a business.