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Google Panda Algorithm Update (And Related Stories) – A Roundup Google Panda Algorithm Update (And Related Stories) – A Roundup
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We’ve been covering a Google’s Panda Algorithm update a lot since its initial launch (in some ways even before its launch). We thought it might be useful for some to provide something of a round-up of coverage as a one …

Despite New Panda Guidelines, Google Still Burying Authoritative Results Despite New Panda Guidelines, Google Still Burying Authoritative Results
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There are a lot of elements of Google’s Panda update to discuss, and we’ve certainly discussed many of them over the last few months, but let’s not lose sight of the reason the update was launched to begin with – …

Not Every Google Tweak Is Still Panda. Not Every Google Tweak Is Still Panda.
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There’s talk going around of a “Panda 3.0” or a “Panda 2.1” in reference to recent tweaks to the Google algorithm. The fact is that Google makes many adjustments to its algorithm on an ongoing basis, and generally only feels …

What Would Google Search Quality Be Like Without AdSense? What Would Google Search Quality Be Like Without AdSense?
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I don’t think many people will argue that Google’s AdSense program has been a major catalyst in increasing the amount of content/search spam on the web. This may not have been Google’s intention for the service, but it has clearly …

Helium Raises $10 Million After Being Victimized by Google Panda Update Helium Raises $10 Million After Being Victimized by Google Panda Update
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Helium is showing that life can go on for victims of Google’s Panda update. Helium is a user-generated content site, often compared to other known Panda victims like Demand Media, HubPages, Suite101, Associated Content, etc. Of course, Demand Media (now …

Don’t Expect a Lot of eHow Content to Be Removed from YouTube Don’t Expect a Lot of eHow Content to Be Removed from YouTube
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Demand Media shared with WebProNews, some further insights into its content strategy on the video side of things. In light of the recent discussions surrounding Google’s Panda update, and its impacts on YouTube and Demand Media, we thought it would …

Google Panda Update: New Advice Directly From Google Google Panda Update: New Advice Directly From Google
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Google’s Panda update left a slew of victims in the wake of its warpath (the war, of course being on shallow and low-quality content). While Google has dropped some hints here and there on its philosophies for what it considers …

Google Competitive Practices Brought Into the Panda Conversation Google Competitive Practices Brought Into the Panda Conversation
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We’ve been covering a lot of the fallout from the Google Panda update, and have reported on HubPages specifically a number of times. Recently we looked at comments made by CEO Paul Edmondson, comparing Hubpages to YouTube, as he pondered …

Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative Demand Media Deletes eHow Articles, Edits Others in Quality Clean-up Initiative
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It’s a big day for Demand Media, with that earnings report and all. It will be very interesting to see how the stock goes. We had the opportunity to chat with Larry Fitzgibbon, Demand Media’s EVP, Media and Operations, and …

Google Algorithm Update – Is Bounce Rate a Ranking Signal? Google Algorithm Update – Is Bounce Rate a Ranking Signal?
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Update: Looks like we have a direct answer now. Forget for a moment everything you think you know about Google and how they rank content. Put yourself in the role of a person who is tasked with ranking results. One …

Demand Media Search Data Released Ahead of Earnings Call Demand Media Search Data Released Ahead of Earnings Call

Demand Media has its earnings call tomorrow, and many people are no doubt eagerly awaiting what the company has to say. After recently going public, Google rolled out its Panda update in the U.S. which seemed to leave the company …

Google Panda Update – Webmasters Still Trying to Crack the Code Google Panda Update – Webmasters Still Trying to Crack the Code
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WebMasterWorld Founder Brett Tabke recently started an interesting thread in the forum looking at different user behavior elements, and a combination of factors that make up what he calls the “Panda Metric.” “In this socialized world, it just makes sense …

Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Posts Quality Standards in Recovery Effort Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Posts Quality Standards in Recovery Effort
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We’ve covered HubPages a number of times since Google’s Panda update originally launched, as they were one of the victims that lost significant search visibility as a result. Since the update, the site has been making various adjustments to its …

eHow Getting Serious About Quality eHow Getting Serious About Quality
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Demand Media is getting serious about increasing the quality of eHow content. This has become clear after talks we’ve had with the company, as well as various presentations and interviews they’ve given. They also launched a major redesign last month, …

Mashable Affected By Google’s Panda Update? Not Likely. Mashable Affected By Google’s Panda Update? Not Likely.
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Hitwise released some new data (we looked at the bigger picture here) obtained by Forbes, related to Google’s Panda Update. It has a list of sites that have experienced drastic changes in Google traffic since before the initial launch of …

Google Panda Update – A Broader View of U.S. Traffic Patterns Google Panda Update – A Broader View of U.S. Traffic Patterns

Experian Hitwise has released some new Panda-related data (obtained by Forbes), casting a broader view of what some of the update’s victims’ search traffic is looking like since early in the year – before Panda’s first wave. There are some …

Google Panda Update Helps Local Search Results Google Panda Update Helps Local Search Results
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As we continue to look at the fallout of the Google Panda update (more so since its international roll-out), we have yet more data to sink our teeth into. Have you noticed an increase in local results since the Panda …

Should YouTube Have Gained Visibility From the Panda Update? Should YouTube Have Gained Visibility From the Panda Update?
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Google’s global roll-out (in English) of the Panda update seemed to leave some of Google’s own properties on the winners list, along with a handful of video sites. YouTube, which falls into both categories was a clear winner, based on …

Panda Reference in Google Earth Day Doodle Panda Reference in Google Earth Day Doodle
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One thing is clear, there are two Pandas in Google’s doodle for Earth Day today. Whether that is an intentional reference to the recent Panda algorithm update is debatable. There are two of them, and there have been two roll-outs …

Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Tweaks Approach to Boost Search Visibility Google Panda Update Victim HubPages Tweaks Approach to Boost Search Visibility
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HubPages, one of the big victims of Google’s Panda update announced that it is making some changes aimed at getting back in Google’s good graces to bring its content back up to a better level of search visibility. “Enhancing readers’ …

30% of All YouTube Videos Make Up 99% of Views 30% of All YouTube Videos Make Up 99% of Views
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YouTube announced today that it is transcoding all new videos into the WebM format, as well as other supported formats, which include MPEG4, 3GPP, MOV, AVI, MPEGPS, WMV, and FLV. In the announcement, they say they are working to transcode …