Here’s a list of update records on Baidu SEO from Baidu officially, including Baidu algorithm, Baidu search rules and policies, etc.
- November 20, 2017: declared to update its ranking algorithm called “Thunder” (Jing Lei) to defend against black SEO, which improves keywords rankings by clicks/CTR.
- October 31, 2017: changed Baidu Webmaster to Baidu Search Resource, with the domain of ziyuan.baidu.com instead of zhanzhang.baidu.com.
- August 30, 2017: declared that Baidu has improved the performance of its spider in crawling https sites.
- August 22, 2017: denied there were man power involved in news rankings. Any of news portal sites can report to Baidu through Baidu Webmaster.
- July 31, 2017: to admit AI is playing key role in search business nowadays, since 2012.
- July, 2017: to give better service to those VIP members of Baidu Webmaster club, with quick response and support, as Baidu regards websites as its suppliers.
- June, 2017: hurricane algorithm launched, to punish those sites with bad collection of content by simply copying from others. This is strong signal to encourage high quality of original content, in order for better search ecological environment