Google Algorithm Update Snapshot

Google’s changes to its algorithms by year.

Each year for the last 5 years Google has done revisions to its algorithm to promote better user experience. I am sure you have heard people speak of these changes but what were they and what was the reason behind these changes?

Google’s “Vince” update saw big brands get a boost in SERPs
Google released “Caffeine” and revealed a new web indexing system
Google launched “Panda” and it started enforcing and regulating its guidelines when it came to “thin” content
Google launched “Venice” and saw “local” search results ranking for more general and broad queries without a geo targeted modifier.
Google launched “Penguin” ” and it started enforcing and regulating its guidelines when it came to low quality links. (Links not relevant, bad neighborhoods, etc.)
Google launched “hummingbird” which revealed a search engine that was more understanding of what users were searching for instead of just indexing results.

2013 NFL Draft

The 2013 NFL Draft is now officially over with the expected surprises coming and going as usual but now that the dust has finally settled what were the real surprises?

WR Da’Rick Rodgers went undrafted while his two former team mates who play the same position, Coradelle Patterson and Justin Harper from Tennessee went in the first 2 rounds. The story here is that Rodgers was more talented then both but was kicked off the team after his sophomore season for substance abuse. Rodgers has since signed with the Buffalo Bills and has a chance to make a Victor Cruz like impact for EJ Manuel and the new looking offense in Buffalo.

Shane Hampson

Shane Hampson is a professional business consultant with over 7 years of experience in various industries. Previous sales experience includes B2B sales in the technology industry, B2C sales of wireless devices and services, selling motorcycles, atv’s and personal watercraft to managing and selling motorcycles parts and accessories via eCommerce channels.

Shane’s consulting background includes working with small, medium and large sized companies as well as personal professionals that are looking to start or expand on their marketing efforts. Shane provides extensive knowledge of digital marketing with a heavy emphasis in internet marketing SEO, PPC, Local Search and Reputation Management.

Food Reviews

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I have always enjoyed eating at new places which is sort of ironic since I am a pretty picky eater. I have always entertained the idea of documenting the new places I had been and what I liked and did not like about these restaurants, bars, etc.

The summer of 2009 I decided to really test the waters and see what it would take so I created A taste of the Town. A taste of the Town was a very cool experience in the process of creating the website I got to learn the ropes of internet marketing, web site design, and organizational skills.

The problem with A taste of the Town was there just wasn’t enough time in the day to run a website to the extent I wanted to and still go to school full time and work a full time job.

If you are interested in learning about my thoughts and reviews at restaurants you can check out my yelp profile!


Shane has always dabbled in photography with a primary focus on action sports such as motocross, basketball, football, baseball and golf tournaments, he never really conquered much but had a fun time trying!

Check out Shane’s photos across the web.