Google makes hundreds of changes to its algorithm every year, mostly minor, but some major, that can have a significant effect on traffic and rankings. For marketers, understanding these updates can help provide insight into the changes in ranking and traffic, as well as ways of improving search engine optimization.
In March 2012, The Wall Street Journal
reported that Google’s Amit Singhal had announced the impending introduction of semantic search into the Google algorithm. The change will soon be integrated into blended search results in order to provide users with better search results.