Matt Cutts Says Next Penguin Update is A Few Weeks Away!

May 13, 2013 | 1,661 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Matt Cutts promised that a new Penguin Update designed to fight spam would be coming soon. The announcement brought with it lots of assumptions and confusions if the next would be a Penguin update 2 or Penguin 4. 

After a long wait, Matt Cutts gave an update – Keep waiting, it's still a few weeks off. 

While there is so much buzz about what the next Penguin update would be, we decided to research on what web experts feel it would be like. 

In the recent times, there were so many changes in the rankings that publishers started thinking that a new Penguin update is being implemented. But, Matt Cutts has put an end to all the assumptions in his recent tweet.

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While Matt Cutts has said "Penguin 2.0" update will be rolled out, Search Engine Land finds it impossible because we have already had three confirmed Penguin updates and Penguin 3 is supposed to come in October.

Moreover, if we take a look at the history of Panda updates the possibility of the update that caused chatter this week being Panda can't be ruled out. Search Engine Land in the recent blog post has also said that the recent changes could be the next Panda update.

Let's take a trip to the Panda updates road:

Panda Update 1, Feb. 24, 2011 (11.8% of queries; announced; English in US only)

Panda Update 2, April 11, 2011 (2% of queries; announced; rolled out in English internationally)

Panda Update 3, May 10, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)

Panda Update 4, June 16, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)

Panda Update 5, July 23, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)

Panda Update 6, Aug. 12, 2011 (6-9% of queries in many non-English languages; announced)

Panda Update 7, Sept. 28, 2011 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)

Panda Update 8, Oct. 19, 2011 (about 2% of queries; belatedly confirmed)

Panda Update 9, Nov. 18, 2011: (less than 1% of queries; announced)

Panda Update 10, Jan. 18, 2012 (no change given; confirmed, not announced)

Panda Update 11, Feb. 27, 2012 (no change given; announced)

Panda Update 12, March 23, 2012 (about 1.6% of queries impacted; announced)

Panda Update 13, April 19, 2012 (no change given; belatedly revealed)

Panda Update 14, April 27, 2012: (no change given; confirmed; first update within days of another)

Panda Update 15, June 9, 2012: (1% of queries; belatedly announced)

Panda Update 16, June 25, 2012: (about 1% of queries; announced)

Panda Update 17, July 24, 2012: (about 1% of queries; announced)

Panda Update 18, Aug. 20, 2012: (about 1% of queries; belatedly announced)

Panda Update 19, Sept. 18, 2012: (less than 0.7% of queries; announced)

Panda Update 20, Sept. 27, 2012 (2.4% English queries, impacted, belatedly announced

Panda Update 21, Nov. 5, 2012 (1.1% of English-language queries in US; 0.4% worldwide; confirmed, not announced)

Panda Update 22, Nov. 21, 2012 (0.8% of English queries were affected; confirmed, not announced)

Panda Update 23, Dec. 21, 2012 (1.3% of English queries were affected; confirmed, announced)

Panda Update 24, Jan. 22, 2013 (1.2% of English queries were affected; confirmed, announced)

Panda Update 25, March 15, 2013 (confirmed as coming; not confirmed as having happened)

Google didn't confirm anything about the Panda 25 update happening and it was left to the third-parties to decide if an update has hit the market. So, webmasters are assuming that the recent update could be Panda 26 because Matt Cutts has clarified it not being a Penguin update.

Moreover, Cutts has already given a hint that the next update would be True Penguin 2 and is going to be really big.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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