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 on November 21, and affected 0.8% of English queries “to a degree that a regular user might notice”.
That would be the second known data refresh of the Panda update in November, with one having taken place around November 5.
We’re now at the end of November, heading into December, which means there are now two full months for which Google hasn’t released its lists of “search quality highlights” and algorithm changes. Lately, they’ve been doing them two months at a time, so we may be able to expect the latest lists very soon. Then, we can look at the other types of changes Google has been focused on.
More on Panda here.
Image: Panda Cam (San Diego Zoo)