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- 26 readers -
  • What happened to my rankings!?

    … haven’t been quite like before. What caused the drop What we do in this case, is align the graphs in Searchmetrics with Google’s algorithm updates. Usually we turn to Moz, as their overview is accurate and has some convenient links to articles about that drop. Panda 4.0 (#26) — May 19, 2014 Google confirmed a major Panda update that likely…

    Michiel Heijmans/ Yoastin SEO- 19 readers -
  • Keyword density in a post-Panda world

    … SEO strategy. You’ll be hit by Google Panda (or another update) in no time. Optimizing your text for specific keywords however, is something you definitely can do! This is the reason we have our focus keyword functionality in Yoast SEO. If you go to far though, over-optimization is around the corner. Over-optimization can be seriously dangerous…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 19 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: AJAX crawling and Panda

    … After this week’s launch of our first Basic SEO training, it’s now time to sit back and relax. For about two minutes. The next milestone is our upcoming Yoast SEO release which we’ve determined, because of the sheer amount of new features in it, will be called Yoast SEO 3.0. Luckily, the search engines took it reasonably slow on us this week, so…

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 21 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- 23 readers -
  • Weekly SEO Recap: antitrust ranking factors

    … own thinking on the topic. If you’re in doubt about your content strategy, our book Content SEO is a must-read. In that same hang-out, Gary also discussed the slowness of the Panda roll out, though we’ve seen reports that Google rolled back parts of Panda as well, we discussed those last week. That’s it, see you next week! This post first appeared as Weekly SEO Recap: antitrust ranking factors on Yoast. Whoopity Doo! …

    Joost De Valk/ Yoastin SEO- 20 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- 30 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- 26 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- 30 readers -
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