John Mueller, a Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, confirmed today that Friday’s update was not related to the Penguin algorithm. There was a lot of chatter in the SEO community about the latest search update.
John confirmed this news during a live webmaster hangout on YouTube.
While several SEO experts and webmasters noticed changes in Google search results, John said the update had nothing to do with Penguin. He added that Google constantly updates its search results, but did not give any specific name or reason for the recent update.
You can watch the Google webmaster video here: