All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Panda’

Google: We Haven’t Updated Panda For A Month And A Half

Back in March, Google launched a Panda refresh. This is something they’ve done numerous times since first launching the update back in early 2011. There was something special about this particular refresh, however, because it marked the beginning of a new era of Panda in which Google will keep the update going regularly, without announcing all the refreshes. “Rather than …

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Google Tests Highlighting In-Depth Articles In Search Results

Google conducts tens of thousands of search experiments every year, and you never know which ones will actually become features of the greater Google experience, but the search engine is running a new one that’s pretty interesting and shares some traits with actual features in other Google products, which could actually improve search results, and lend visibility to deserving content. …

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Google Insists Panda, Penguin Not Designed To Increase Its Revenue

Google put out a new Webmaster Help video, featuring Matt Cutts once again talking about “misconceptions” in the SEO industry. You may recall a while back when he tackled the “misconception” that Google is doing everything you read about in its patents. There are two main takeaways from the new video. The first is that Google does not make changes …

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For Better Or Worse, A Lot Of Change Is Coming To Google SEO

Google has a lot of stuff in the works that will have a direct impact on webmasters and the search engine optimization community. In a seven-minute “Webmaster Help” video, Google’s Matt Cutts (sporting a Mozilla Firefox shirt), ran down much of what Google’s webspam team has planned for the coming months, and what it all means for webmasters. It involves …

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Are You More Or Less Worried About Google’s Panda Update Now?

As previously reported, Google’s Matt Cutts revealed at SMX this week that Google would be pushing a refresh to its famous (or perhaps infamous) Panda update on either Friday or Monday. As of Friday, it appears that the refresh has arrived. Have you felt the effects of the latest Panda update? Noticed any improvements in Google’s search results? Let us …

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Matt Cutts: Panda Update Coming Friday, ‘Big’ Penguin Update Later This Year

According to Google webspam head Matt Cutts, we can expect the next Panda refresh to occur within the next few days. Speaking at the SMX conference, Cutts said that the next Panda update will take place this Friday, March 15th or by Monday, March 18th at the latest. The last Panda update rolled out on January 22nd, and Google said …

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Have Google’s Results Improved After Two Years Of Panda?

It’s been two years since Google unleashed the Panda update. How the time flies. Do you think Google’s search results have improved significantly in that time? Let us know in the comments. As you probably know, the update was designed to promote higher quality content from sites in Google’s search results. Shortly after launching Panda, Google laid out some unofficial …

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Google: Panda Update Data Refresh Rolling Out Now

Google tweeted today that a new data refresh for the Panda update is currently rolling out in English, and that it affects 1.2% of queries. Follow @google A Googler @google New Panda data refresh rolling out today: 1.2% of English queries affected. Background: http://t.co/EMBEJqGZ  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite44 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto Lately, Google seems to be …

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What Will Be Google’s Panda/Penguin For 2013?

Well, here we are ten days into 2013, and Google has been rather quiet in the New Year, at least in terms of new changes to algorithms. Rest assured, however, Google will not slow down behind the scenes in working to improve its algorithms and make its search results better. What do you want to see Google get better at …

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There Was A Google Panda Update Data Refresh Nine Days Ago

Remember about a week and a half ago when there was supposed to be a Panda refresh coming within the following week or so? It turns out that it happened the next day, so if you’re still waiting for it, you probably got by unscathed. Search Engine Land is reporting that it has confirmed with Google that the refresh occurred …

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Do Your Blog Comments Have Search Ranking Value?

When Google unleashed the Panda update, it waged war on “thin” content in its search results. Google wants to provide pages that offer information valuable to searchers, as opposed to content that was hastily thrown together. It’s easy to hear “thin” content, and associate that with content in which there is not a lot of actual content. In other words, …

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Google Panda Update Refresh Coming In A Week Or So [Report]

Earlier this month, Google announced that it rolled out a data refresh for the Panda update. It sounds like they’re getting ready to launch another one in about a week (or maybe a bit longer). Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable was talking about a Panda refresh possibly having occurred over the weekend. That didn’t happen, but Google did reportedly …

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