Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out

    November 6, 2012
    Chris Crum
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Update: What do you know? They just formally announced it (and it’s just a data refresh, not an actual update):

Google has without question been more transparent about algorithm updates over the past year or so. However, the search giant has shown a great deal of inconsistency around this transparency. Take the Panda update, for example. Sometimes, the company will announce that there has been a new update or data refresh. At the end of September / beginning of October, we saw Google announce a handful of updates, and eventually announce a Panda update about a week after it happened.

According to Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land, Google confirmed that a Panda update happened yesterday, though this was not announced. Sullivan reports:

“Google said that worldwide, the update will impact about 0.4% of queries that a regular user might notice. For those searching in the United States in English, the percentage is higher. 1.1%, Google says.”

Also yesterday, Demand Media (which some might say is the poster child for Panda update affected sites) released its quarterly earnings report, posting record profit and revenue.

With regards to Google algorithm changes and transparency, we’re still waiting to see the company’s list of “search quality highlights” for the month of October, though they might wait and do October and November together.

Image: Panda Express

  • http://www.peoplequotes.org Hemendra Kumar Saini

    its like hell ride going on for my website, i just started gaining my site pageviews again but another update slashed the traffic to half or less.

    • http://www.rawdysearch.wordpress.com rawdysearch

      hey…This good to follow all the things that is Google want to being best websites…so make yourself best.But How? i have answer.

      • http://www.rawdysearch.wordpress.com Varni Kaur

        Hey..rawdysearch..what u will search about the internet marketing?

  • http://www.method2earn.com/ shan @ Method2earn.com

    I am really fed up with these update. Every time my blog gets some rank , again these updates happens and blog visitor goes down to zero . I hope it will soon stop , so that we can have tension free day.


  • http://www.realizzazionesitiwebancona.it sitiweb

    If they are going to update why so many? Did they make a mess of the first update? That’s what it looks like to me, and they have been correcting it with all these minor updates ever since. Google should start taking responsibility and get a test server first, lol.

    Still the same old game, get the links (the right ones) don’t overload with keywords…

    • Guy

      no, every update penalize some type of white hat sites totally. Google will continue updates until all sites except wikipedia/youtube not will removed.

  • http://www.immigrationvisahyderabad.com Hyderabad immigration consultant

    I have not seen any changes in my sites and I think if I am doing only white hat SEO I need not to worry about PANDA

  • Guy

    cool. so now we can see all top10 in wikipedia and youtube only again? Very quality search results, I thinking what wikipedia purchased google but it private information now.

  • http://www.actressone.com krishna

    panda updates are very helpful information to us

    thank you