All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Panda’

This Google Panda “Victim” Just Posted Record Revenue And Profitability

The Google Panda update, originally unleashed in early 2011, continues to take its toll on the Internet, for better or for worse (most would probably say better). While there are frequently rumors about new updates or refreshes to Panda, the last one that we’ve had official confirmation on was only last month (Update: Speak of the devil. Google just confirmed …

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Google Panda Update Data Refresh Is Rolling Out

Update: What do you know? They just formally announced it (and it’s just a data refresh, not an actual update): Follow @google A Googler @google Panda data refresh rolling out. ~1.1% of English queries noticeably affected. More context: http://t.co/QqlpqTmk  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite8 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto Google has without question been more transparent about algorithm updates …

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Matt Cutts Talks Quality Raters’ Impact On Algorithms, Says Guidelines May Be Made Public

While it has been known that Google’s “quality raters” (the people who judge sets of search results behind the scenes) don’t directly influence Google’s algorithms, there is still a misconception out there to the contrary. Nobody at Google (as far as we know) is looking at these sets of search results and voting sites up and down as if they …

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Google Panda Update: Rumors Surface Of One Launching Last Week

This is pretty commonplace now, but there are rumors going around that Google may have launched a Panda update last week. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable links to WebmasterWorld, where these rumors are often born. Sometimes they turn out to be accurate, and sometimes they don’t. We won’t know until we get confirmation from Google. We’ve reached out to …

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Google’s 7-Result SERPs Having A Bigger Effect On Sites Than Panda?

Google has been making it harder to get first-page rankings. That’s not just because all of the algorithm updates the search giant keeps launching, an increased emphasis on “answers” results, which require users to click over to other sites less often, and the addition of Google’s Knowledge Graph to search results. Sure, these things all come into play, but for …

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Google EMD Update: It Will Be Back Repeatedly

Not that this will come as much of a surprise, but Google’s EMD update, which Matt Cutts announced a week ago, will be an ongoing, periodic update, much like our other algorithmic friends Panda and Penguin. Danny Sullivan confirmed as much with Google. He writes, “Google confirmed for me this week that EMD is a periodic filter. It isn’t constantly …

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Google Page Quality Algorithm Changes Don’t Always Come Under The Panda Label

When it comes down to it, most of the signals Google uses to rank the web’s content are rooted in quality. Google’s constantly changing algorithms are specifically geared towards creating a higher quality search experience for its users. Not everyone believes that, but it’s generally the stance Google takes. When Google releases its lists of changes it has made for …

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Google: By The Way, A Panda Update Is Rolling Out Alongside The EMD Update

Last Friday, Google announced the EMD update. It was billed as a small and minor update, but the effects seemed to be fairly large, with many webmasters claiming to have been hit. Google’s Matt Cutts made it a point to say that the algorithm change was unrelated to both Panda and Penguin. He then said it was not the only …

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Google Panda Update: Refresh Is Rolling Out

Google announced that a data refresh is rolling out for Panda, and that webmasters should expect “some flux” over the next few days. Here’s a tweet Google just posted: Follow @google A Googler @google Panda refresh is rolling out—expect some flux over the next few days. Fewer than 0.7% of queries noticeably affected: http://t.co/QqlpqTmk  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite52 minutes …

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Google Panda Update: Some Wonder If One Just Happened

Some webmasters suspect that Google may have launched a new significant Panda update. This kind of suspicion is fairly common. Sometimes it turns out to be accurate, and sometimes not so much. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable, who regularly monitors the forums, points to some discussion in WebmaterWorld, with one webmaster saying they saw a 50% increase in Google …

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Google Panda Update: Data Refresh Launched Monday

Google tweeted today that it launched a data refresh for the Panda update on Monday. According to the company, about 1% of queries were noticeably affected. Follow @google A Googler @google Panda data refresh this past Monday. ~1% of queries noticeably affected. More context: http://t.co/nSjVRWGb  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite55 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto This is the first …

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Here’s What Google Has Been Doing For Quality (And Panda) For The Past Two Months

Google finally released its big lists of algorithm changes for the months of June and July, after an unexplained delay. In all, there were 86 changes on the lists to dig through, and we’re still analyzing them. In this post, we’ll look at all of the entries directly related to quality. There are a bunch. Technically, all 86 changes could …

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