Acknowledged by Google’s John Mueller in Webmaster Hangout today, an update to Google’s search algorithm is being rolled out. Despite the ongoing speculations, Mueller has confirmed that this update is not Panda-related.
Few believe that Wikipedia’s recent move to HTTPS might have something to do with today’s changes.
Putting into context the extent to which Wikipedia dominates the SERPs, a site-wide change could certainly lead to the changes being observed to the Google’s search results.
However, there is more to this puzzle than what just Wikipedia – SEO’s around the web are reporting to see the ranking changes, and some are already witnessing impact to their business.
Until there is an official word from Google, what the update could possibly be related to is just a guess work at this point.
In addition to this update, we still have an actual Panda update to look forward to. According to today’s webmaster hangout, John Mueller said that we should expect to see a Panda update/refresh in the upcoming weeks.Not Panda-Related, Google Rolls Out New Search Update!,