The effects of the recent update to the search engine giants ranking algorithym are just starting to be realized by webmasters and designers everywhere across the US.   For those sites employing best practices of white hat SEO your sites may find themselves doing better as junk sites stuffing the search results go down.   What is not clear is how much social media sites matter in this update where mentions and links to sites are frequently shortened and cloaked with and other similar sites.

Read the original post on the official Google blog.