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Google Panda Update: Another Tweak Suspected

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It looks like webmasters recently felt the affects of another Google Panda Update tweak. Since what’s come to be known as version 2.5, Google has been making tweaks to it as promised, and these tweaks continue to help some sites and hurt others.

Search Engine Roundtable points to some webmaster discussion, indicating that a tweak may have rolled out on October 20. There are indeed plenty of complaints in a WebmasterWorld thread here. Most are calling it a minor update, but even the minor updates can be major for some sites.

User Bewenched wrote, for example, “It may have been a ‘minor’ update, but it slammed our ecommerce site yet again… down 30%”

We’ve reached out to Google for confirmation that this was indeed Panda. As you may know, they make hundreds of algorithm changes a year. We’ll update when we receive a response.

Update: Google tells WebProNews there was no Panda tweak on October 20.

If you feel like you’ve been unjustifiably hit by the Google Panda Update, Google recommends that you let them know in this forum thread. For other resources, that may help you, we recently created this Delicious stack of Panda resources (which by the way is still a work in progress. Feel free to share other resources you think would be helpful, and we’ll consider adding them).

Google Panda Update: Another Tweak Suspected
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  • http://www.taberstruths.com Taber’s Truths Christian Blog

    I just got a huge return of traffic to levels before Sept 28th. Happened during the 5:00pm hour MDT. During the last month I have concentrated on making sure there was no duplicate content, copied content, thin pages less than 300 words, affiliate links on indexed pages, and page speed.

  • http://www.clickbankphilippines.com Emman Lijesta

    The series of Google Panda updates did have a positive effects on my website. Website traffic has been soaring over 200% increase since the first Panda update began; it seems that the overall site optimization is on the right track, but I can’t be complacent.

    I’m also studying the positive impacts of the last Panda tweaks while continuously improving some low-quality articles site-wide. Hopefully, I can avoid the next Panda kicks.

  • http://www.canada-goose-parkas.ca/ Canada Goose Parkas

    Any update always comes with good and bad aspect as we known. One saying that “survival of the fittest”.

  • http://mosthostserver.com/ Darren

    That forum thread is not really going to help too many people, I fear. 7,000 posts and not too much interaction from Google!

  • http://www.businessandsoftwarestrategyforglobalisation.com/ Mae Loraine Jacobs

    Let me begin by saying that’s a cute Panda out there. :) Anyway, has anybody seen the Google Panda guide? It’s a PDF file with 125 pages of, well, guidelines. It was leaked a couple of days ago. I don’t know if it’s still around now.

    I’m tired of these updates, really. I prefer to come up with great, valuable copies worth linking to.

  • http://ezearticle.com mubashir hussain

    I’m now tired of these updates, google should at least hold or give pauses to these panda updates.

  • http://www.vistasadindia.com/ Vistas

    Wow Nice Tips.. Thanks

  • steve

    where is this 125page pdf with what needs looking at?????

  • http://garbarinocatalogo.com/ Garbarino Catalogo

    I had 10k visitors per day and now no interaction from google. Thanks for the tips.

  • http://fravegacatalogo.com/ Fravega Catalogo

    That thread is not really going to help too many people, I fear. 8,000 posts and not too much interaction from Google!

  • http://easycatalogo.com/ Easy Catalogo

    Nice Tips.. Thanks a lot