For anyone with questions about recent updates, this might help answer some of your questions... Google has really put a roadblock in the way for all of those new to SEO or not of advanced level. This article will explain a lot and I imagine will be very helpful to many of you. SEO remains the same, its only harder for those who do not know the business inside-out. Death of Free Keywords There aren't any huge changes in SEO that will effect the way we rank. It may effect some people, it is going to be much harder to find a new niche, simple but effective and non competitive keywords. So many people will find themselves forced to compete with SEO experts, I think this will result in a punishing amount of failure. Ok, something that has always been free has now been taken away from us. It might take a bit more time to find a keyword worth competing for, but its important to breathe and approach it slowly and with patience. There are other ways to get all the data that we are now missing.