Google Panda Update: Latest Confirmed as Global, Tweaked with Fresh Data

    October 5, 2011
    Chris Crum

If you’ve been following the Google Panda saga, you know that an update was launched last week. At least one site, which was negatively impacted by the update (DaniWeb) suddenly regained its search visibility after Google apparently made some kind of adjustment.

We asked Google if they made any tweaks to the Panda update since last week’s iteration was launched, to which a spokesperson replied, “We pushed a fresh version of data that incorporated more of the signals that we’ve incorporated after the initial launch of Panda.”

She also pointed us to the Matt Cutts tweet we wrote about earlier:

Weather report: expect some Panda-related flux in the next few weeks, but will have less impact than previous updates (~2%). 8 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

So expect more fine-tuning of the latest update.

The spokesperson also told us that the latest update was global, in case there was any question about that.

From what we’re hearing, it sounds like we would be correct in assuming that Panda updates from here on out will be global.

In August, Google rolled out the update across most languages.