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Google Panda Update: Tweak Launched November 18

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Google Panda Update: Tweak Launched November 18
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Google tweeted out sometime on Friday that there was a tweak to Panda that affects less than 1% of searches. Here’s the tweet, in the form of a “weather report”:

Tiny weather report: Minor Panda algorithm data refresh (affects <1% of searches). Context from Feb: http://t.co/uNvE7tJZ 2 days ago via web · powered by @socialditto

As to be expected, webmasters are seeing some ups and downs from the tweak. There’s a bit of discussion about it going on in the Webmaster World forum. User Falsepositive said today, “Got a big bump yesterday and today. But not sure if it’s temporary and will be the Panda rise before the crash.”

User ChalkyWhite says, “I’m seeing slight recovery today, up about 20% on a normal day..fingers crossed.”

Sem4u says, “I have seen some dramatic drops for some of the long tail keywords that I monitor. I have also seen some good movement upwards for a couple of the core keywords that I look at.”

At PubCon recently, Google talked about being more transparent and announcing algorithm changes, and it looks like the company is making good on that promise. They certainly do seem to be getting better at that in general.

Have you seen any changes since this latest tweak? Positive or Negative?

Google Panda Update: Tweak Launched November 18
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  • http://www.PlacesToEatOkay.com Steven

    I’m seeing the same as well, about on average a 20% jump in traffic across all my sites. Income is up slightly as well due to the traffic increase. My fingers are crossed too. This is the first time in weeks that the traffic didn’t look like a flat line in Google Analytics.

  • http://www.bhomes.com/ Peter Alec

    Google is opting towards getting more and more social, thus creating difficulties for social platforms. Since google announced that they count tweets as one part of their ranking signals. Spammers started taking over twitter. Its seems like Google is playing a thoughtful game and enforcing people to use its services instead of making them independent. Google started wave which was a flop and the buzz and now Google+ whats that all about?? and why Google consider signals from its own social network to be stronger??

  • http://www.searchengineoptimizationjournal.com/ Nick Stamoulis

    Considering the number of websites that exist and the number of searches performed on a daily basis, less than 1% is still a pretty decent number. Really, any algorithm change that Google makes needs to be paid attention to. It’s great to see that they are more forthcoming about the changes.

    • http://maquinasdecoser.info/ maquina de coser

      Agree with Peter:
      Google is opting towards getting more and more social, thus creating difficulties for social platforms. Since google announced that they count tweets as one part of their ranking signals. Spammers started taking over twitter.

  • http://www.lipu-china.com fine crusher

    i like this panda

  • http://unikorna.blogspot.com unikorna

    Horrible, my blog traffic dropped 50% since 18th Nov. I am just sick and tired, all my work is just set back 4 months ago.

  • http://www.lipu-china.com ball mill

    I have seen some dramatic drops for some of the long tail keywords that I monitor. I have also seen some good movement upwards for a couple of the core keywords that I look at.

  • http://www.fphomefinders.com/ Kevin kims

    Many websites are effected by Panda update. Google is just trying to control the entire web by implementing their own techniques like buzz, +1 which in fact is a flop idea. but many webmasters are using it in order to increase their ranking.