Panda

Google Panda Update 4.2 Rolls Out!

Jul 23, 2015 | 1,369 views | by Ritu Sharma
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Google Panda refresh 4.2 is here. It is slow and Google says, the complete update can take months to fully roll out. It means that its impact on the site may not be visible immediately. Though Panda is a site-wide algorithm, not all pages of the website are visible in a single go.

It has been almost 10 months for the last Panda refresh. It was on September 25, 2014.

Google Says Panda and Penguin Algorithms Still Require Manual Updates!

Apr 9, 2015 | 1,423 views | by Ritu Sharma
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There have been no confirmed updates or data refreshes for both the Panda and Penguin algorithms since 2014. Yesterday in a Google Hangout, it was addressed that the algorithms are not updating regularly, and that someone at Google has to push them out manually.

Google’s John Mueller said, “I think both of those algorithms [Panda and Penguin] currently are not updating the data regularly. So that is something for both of them, where we kind of have to push the updates as well.”

Google Rolling Out Panda Update – Expected to Affect 3% – 5% Search Queries

Sep 26, 2014 | 2,081 views | by Ritu Sharma
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The latest version of Panda Update – the filter that penalizes thin or poor content – has been released. In a Google+ post, Pierre Far announced that a slow rollout began this week and will be continued into next week. As told by Google 3% to 5% of search queries will be affected, depending upon the location.

eBay Admits Google Penalty May have Cost them up to $200 Million in Revenue!

Jul 19, 2014 | 1,923 views | by Ritu Sharma
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In May, we reported some kind of Google penalty hit eBay search visibility by nearly 50%. The penalty was due to a manual action by Google and not the Panda 4.0 update. It was in relation to some category pages eBay users landed to while navigating the site. It made users and moreover Google wonder as to why these pages existed. The chief financial officer for eBay, Bob Swan on the company's earnings call said the penalty had a major impact on their earnings.

PR Newswire Releases New PR Guidelines to Overcome the Panda 4.0 Penalty!

Jun 27, 2014 | 1,500 views | by Ritu Sharma
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When Panda 4.0 hit the web, one of the early casualties was the PR sites. Google had always talked about its disappointment with the owned content and links of the PR sites. As such, when PR Newswire lost nearly 63% of its SEO visibility as a result of the Panda 4.0 update, it did not come much as a surprise.

PR Newswire PR Newswire Releases New PR Guidelines to Overcome the Panda 4.0 Penalty!
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Matt Cutts Confirms Panda 4.0 is Softer and Gentler, but Lays the Groundwork for Future Changes!

May 27, 2014 | 1,895 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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When Google rolled out the Panda 4.0 update last week, there were several speculations regarding the nature of the update. But now things are clearer after the final tip-off came directly from the horse’s mouth. Matt Cutts, Google’s head of Search Spam confirmed in a tweet, the new Panda update is softer and gentler for some sites but it does lay the groundwork to future changes in this direction.

Google Panda 4.0 Update: Top Winners and Losers!

May 22, 2014 | 2,933 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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May 21 has been a big day for the search community. 2 major updates in a span of less than 24 hours- Panda 4.0 and Payday Loan 2.0. Although the Panda 4.0 update is a major one, it is much more softer and gentler and can directly impact small businesses perform better in the search results.

Google Spills the Beans Over Recent Search and Ranking Tweaks, Confirms Panda 4.0 Update!

May 21, 2014 | 2,577 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google finally broke the silence over all the discussions surrounding Google updating its algorithm. Google’s Head of Search Spam, Matt Cutts confirmed on Twitter that Google is rolling yet another Panda refresh. Panda 4.0, as Google names this update, brings an end to all the speculations that have been brewing over the past few weeks.

Matt Cutts Tweet Google Spills the Beans Over Recent Search and Ranking Tweaks, Confirms Panda 4.0 Update!

How is This Update Different?

Matt Cutts on What Do if your Website is Hit by Panda!

Sep 12, 2013 | 1,800 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In an answer to the question "what should a site owner do if they think they might be affected by Panda?” Google Head of Spam Search, Matt Cutts has posted a video.

Google Confirms the Roll-out of a More Finely Targeted Panda Update!

Jul 19, 2013 | 2,228 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google had already given a hint about Panda algorithms being pushed out every month over a period of ten days. Matt Cutts also said that there is already a delay in pushing out the monthly Panda refresh because Google wanted to release updates that will soften the algorithm a bit.

And now, Google has confirmed a Panda release saying: