All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Panda’

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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Google Algorithm Changes For June: What’s On The List?

In what Google called an effort to be more transparent, the company began posting monthly lists of algorithm changes, highlighting some of the things it has done to improve the quality of search results and/or the user experience. There are typically a slew of changes that users can take a look at and use to at least get a feel …

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Google Panda Update: New Data Refresh Rolls Out

Google tweeted late last night that it has begun rolling out a new data refresh of the Panda update. The refresh affects about 1% of search results in a noticeable way, according to the company. Follow @google A Googler @google New data refresh of Panda starts rolling out tonight. ~1% of search results change enough to notice. More context: http://t.co/BkkCFpfR …

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Google Just Rocked Nearly 1% Of Search Queries With A Panda Refresh

Google announced that it has pushed a new data refresh for the Panda update, which originally launched in February of last year. This is the second such refresh this month. On June 12, Google tweeted that a refresh was rolling out, which affected less than 1% of queries in the U.S. and 1% worldwide. Now, they’ve tweeted again, saying: Follow …

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Matt Cutts: Google’s Updates Are Car Parts, Data Refreshes Are Gas

Google frequently updates its algorithm, and sometimes these updates have huge effects on numerous sites. Panda and Penguin are two of the most well-known these days. Google also launches regular data refreshes for these updates. While even these data refreshes are enough to keep webmasters on their toes, they are much smaller than the updates themselves. Google’s Matt Cutts has …

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Google Panda Update: Another Claims Recovery

Another webmaster claims to have recovered from the Google Panda update. Like the rumors about actual updates (or refreshes) occurring, it’s probably best to take this with a grain of salt, because there are so many factors at play, and it’s hard to tell for sure that it’s really Panda. Either way, the story is about a webmaster who claims …

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Google Panda Update: Google Rolls Out Data Refresh

Google just announced via Twitter that it started rolling out a Panda refresh on Friday. According to the company, less than 1% of queries are noticeably affected in the U.S. Worldwide, 1% are apparently affected. Google told us earlier this month that there had not been another Panda update, after some webmasters suspected one, but that has obviously changed now. …

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Google: There Hasn’t Been Another Panda Update

As reported, webmasters have been speculating that there may have been another Panda update based on some significant changes in referrals. We asked Google to confirm one way or the other. A Google spokesperson simply tells us, “There hasn’t been.” Still, Google also told us there had not been a new Penguin update, just before Matt Cutts announced that there …

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Google Panda Update: More Speculation From Webmasters About Another One

As usual, webmasters are speculating that there may have been a Panda update refresh. Once again, Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable is pointing to a WebmasterWorld thread where such discussion is taking place. Various people are reporting that they’re seeing significant changes, speculating that there was an update on May 30. We’ve reached out to Google for confirmation one …

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Google Panda Update Advice Appears In Webmaster Academy

As you may recall, last year, Google put out a list of 23 questions that one should consider when assessing the quality of their content. This was largely considered to be the types of things Google is considering when it comes to the Panda update, which is supposed to be about surfacing quality content in search results. Last week, Google …

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Patent Analyst: This May Be Google’s Panda Patent

Google was granted a patent today for something called “Feature selection for large scale models”. It sounds pretty vague. The patent’s abstract says: Disclosed are a method and system for receiving a plurality of potential features to be added to a model having existing features. For each of the potential features, an approximate model is learned by holding values of …

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Should The Google Penguin Update Hit Sites Like WPMU.org?

We recently told you about WPMU.org apparently getting hit by Google’s Penguin update. The site went from 8,580 visits (pretty standard for the site, having looked through the Analytics myself) to 1,527 a week later. It’s been hovering around similar numbers ever since, with a pretty clear dip right around Penguin time. Do you think this site deserved to get …

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