Google Panda Update Rolls Out With New Signals

    July 18, 2013
    Chris Crum
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It’s a day, so Google is updating its algorithm. Apparently there’s a Panda update currently under way.

Barry Schwartz over at Search Engine Roundtable noticed people at WebmasterWorld talking about “another shuffle taking place in Google” as pretty much occurs all the time. Panda was suspected, and according to Scwhartz, Google has confirmed that Panda is indeed the culprit. He shares this statement at Search Engine Land:

In the last few days we’ve been pushing out a new Panda update that incorporates new signals so it can be more finely targeted.

Google has indicated in the past that it would no longer be confirming Panda updates, but apparently they changed their minds. Schwartz quotes the company as saying this one is “more finely targeted”.

Some in the forums are suggesting Panda recoveries.

Back in May, Google’s Matt Cutts released a video discussing coming changes SEOs and webmasters could expect from Google. In that, he indicated that Panda would ease up a little bit.

He said, “We’ve also been looking at Panda, and seeing if we can find some additional signals (and we think we’ve got some) to help refine things for the sites that are kind of in the border zone – in the gray area a little bit. And so if we can soften the effect a little bit for those sites that we believe have some additional signals of quality, then that will help sites that have previously been affected (to some degree) by Panda.”

Either way, Panda has managed to get Hitler riled up again.

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  • http://www.edigitalfields.com/internet-marketing.html eDigitalFields

    Hope, the update isn’t hard as it was in past.

  • http://www.flightravelgear.com Jason

    Tough going for webmasters, not even recovered from recent 2.0 injuries and yet another strike right on the head.

  • http://www.searcheccentric.com/seo-services/google-panda-recovery-services.html Faisal Kaleem

    I hope this is not much effects my sites as we are aware now Google is more stick for duplicate/thin content then before. I want your experience.

    • http://www.rankwatch.com Rank Watch

      Brands which over optimize their site with excessive useless content, irrelevant links i.e., those who excessively do SEO will get affected by this Panda update. Google has officially stated manier times that its important for brands to not get obsessed by Link building but to concentrate more on usability and the content which can help their users.

  • http://www.seoexpertadvice.blogspot.com/ seo expert

    From my experience, i can say that this time google panda comes with good news for me.

  • http://bloggerspassion.com/ Anil Agarwal

    I’m seeing some positive in my blog traffic that I’m receiving from Google search for the last one week type. I hope it will improve further as this update get saturated.

  • http://www.enviroequipment.com Enviro Equipment Inc.

    In the past several days we’ve seen a small but notable increase in the traffic from several of our larger, more popular keywords so we’re pleased as punch the “big Panda” is again stirring from its slumber.

  • http://www.xamthoneinfo.org Timmy

    Last month I got a drop down traffic, now working on it again, hope this true way in the google eye. So many information about SEO, but still don’t get the which one a right direction. Please show me a reference that give a right information, just email me, ok Chris ?


  • http://puremakeupblog.com Mary

    I have never paid any attention to search results before, but I now realize whatever happened on the 19th totally killed my blog in search results. I just have a personal blog about beauty products and use affiliate links in a lot of my posts. But they are well written, original, and I use my own photos. Any idea why this would happen?