Google Panda

Google Panda is a change to Google's search results ranking algorithm that was first released in February 2011. The change aimed to lower the rank of "low-quality sites" or "thin sites", and return higher-quality sites near the top of the search results. CNET reported a surge in the rankings of news websites and social networking sites, and a drop in rankings for sites containing large amounts of advertising. This change reportedly affected the rankings of almost 12 percent of all search results.
Posts about Google Panda
  • Google core algorithm update: brand terms

    …. Despite all the promises about a Google Penguin update early this year, this is not it. It’s also not Google Panda. But there’s news about Google Panda anyway, which I’ve written a separate post on: Read more: ‘Google Panda part of Google’s core algorithm’ » How we know that this is not Penguin or Panda? Googler Gary Ilyes said so. New Google star…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Google- 23 readers -
  • Google Panda part of Google’s core algorithm

    … be no pinpointing of dates at all anymore. Whether that’s the case is still unclear. Much ado about nothing In all, for normal users, this doesn’t change all that much if anything at all. A lot of it is just “SEO Semantics”. You have to make a site that’s high quality, with a good site structure and a good user experience. Easy does it, right? If you haven't read it yet, read: ‘Google core algorithm update: brand terms’ » …

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Google- 18 readers -
  • What happened to my rankings!?

    … One of the most asked questions in our site reviews is “What happened to my rankings!?”. Although we have the possibility of using all kind of great tools to analyze your website, this questions remains one of the toughest ones to answer. Google isn’t always clear about why some sites rank better than others. In this article, I’d like…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin SEO- 18 readers -
  • Keyword density in a post-Panda world

    … The Yoast SEO plugin helps you to optimize your text for the keyword you want to be found for. In Yoast SEO 3.0 we made some big changes in our content analysis. In this post we’ll discuss the adaption of our keyword density in Yoast SEO and the possibility to optimize for multiple keywords in Yoast SEO Premium. Keyword stuffing is not a great…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 17 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: AJAX crawling and Panda

    … this recap was easy to write. As I was writing it, it turned out I was giving more advise on dealing with Google Panda, but that can never be a bad thing I guess. Google discontinues AJAX crawling Several months after hinting at it, Google has stopped encouraging people to use their AJAX crawling guidelines from 2009. I have to say, this is done…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 18 readers -
  • Google Panda & low quality pages

    … While reviewing websites, quite often we find sites that already have become a victim of Google Panda’s algorithm, or run the risk of getting “Pandalized”. A site runs the risk of being hit by Panda when it has a lot of low quality pages. In this post I want to give you some quick insights into what Google Panda is and how you can prevent from…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Google- 20 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: antitrust ranking factors

    …. Google’s recent change to its corporate structure, creating Alphabet Inc, should probably be seen in light of these issues too. In other legal news, Google was the suing party in a case against another firm impersonating Google in their robo-calls. Structured markup and HTTPS as a ranking factor We wrote about this not too long ago, saying structured…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 16 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: Panda U-Turns, Yandex penalizes and Bing launches new tools

    … New iPhones! Search news? Oh right… So… About that search news. Panda’s making U-turns, Yandex penalizing sites for selling links, Bing offering new keyword tools and more! What happened to Panda? Google announced a Panda 4.2 update that’d “very slowly” roll out a while back, we covered that. It seems as though, according to this post by Barry…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoast- 23 readers -
  • 5 Ground Rules for Creating Google Panda Friendly Content

    …-Panda 4.2 Google organic traffic and how it returned to the same level. But regardless of the possible reverse, the concern now lies in how we can keep from following Google’s guidelines and avoid being penalized – something that will keep us safe until they release 4.3, 4.4, 4.5 and so on – and whether a reverse happens or not. What is the Panda…

    Pam Sallegue/ SEO Hacker Blogin SEO Content Google- 21 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: Google Panda 4.2

    … First things first: I type this as I’m getting ready for a holiday, so the next weekly SEO recap will be on August 21st. Luckily, Google released Panda this week, so I can cover it now. And there’s more, including a statement by Google about the new top level domains. Let’s dive in: Google Panda 4.2 Google has rolled out Panda 4.2. There…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO Google- 26 readers -
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