What a crazy year 2011 has been for those in the internet industry. While there were many headlines of notoriety, nothing had the impact or caused as much discussion as the Google Algorithm Updates made throughout this year.

As most of you know by now, Google changes its search algorithm up to 500 times each year. So what makes 2011 any different?

Well, the significance of the updates made this year are unlike any other. In some cases, certain Algorithm changes effected up to 35% of search queries. Not to mention, these updates also introduced us into some new terms that are here to stay, like Panda & Google +.

Below is a timeline of all the major Google algorithmic updates that have made the largest impact in search for 2011.

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