SPYW Update: Is Google Back-Pedaling Ahead of Company All-Hands?

By Sarah Lacy , written on January 27, 2012

From The News Desk

We're hearing that Amit Singhal, Google Fellow and head of Google's core ranking team, just sent out an internal email that may signal a change in tone over how rankings are showing up, amid the Search Plus Your World scandal. We are told the email said, "We've already pushed some changes to Google Web Server, and we've got more in the pipeline."

We haven't seen the email in its entirety so we're not sure what these changes are, but we're told the tone of the email was very different than previous ones and seemed to "acknowledge a mistake."

Separately, another source flagged some changes in rankings. If you searched "Macy's" yesterday, there were two Google+ pages on top of the organic results. Now there is just one.


And today:

Once again, we'll let you know what we hear from the company-wide TGIF meeting at 4 pm today.