The changes to Google’s search algorithm was announced late Thursday. The goal is to stop websites and blogs that jus copy content from the real creators and then try to benefit from it. According to Matt Cutts a Google engineer this is a big change that will affect many search queries. The proposed benefit is to drop low-quality websites in search results while
moving website that contain original content up in the rankings. Original content like research, analysis, or in-depth reports will be rewarded. This change is said to only affect the United States and will be implemented in other countries over time. We will just have to wait and see what the affect will be on small business websites. If you see any changes to your search queries or your website rankings please comment here about it, so that we can keep all informed.