Panda Update News

  • Google Panda demotes or adjusts your rankings down, it does not devalue

    In part two of our interview with Gary Illyes of Google, Gary told us that the Google Panda algorithm demotes, or adjusts a site’s ranking down, it does not devalue or ignore the spam, like Penguin 4.0 does. Gary told us in the interview, when we asked about Panda devaluing versus demoting; “so essentially if you want a blunt answer it will not devalue it will actually demote.

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Land- 15 readers -
  • Google Explains What It Means To Be Part Of The “Core” Algorithm

    Andrey Lipattsev – Search Quality Senior Strategist at Google (Ireland). Andrey has been with Google since August 2010, starting as Search Quality Associate. He graduated from King’s St. Joseph’s Hall College, Oxford, UK/Universidad de Oviedo, Spain/Hull University, UK/Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France. He speaks 5 languages: Russian, English, Spanish, German and French.

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 27 readers -
  • Google Panda 4.2 Is Still Rolling Out

    … rolling out, so I’d expect it to take a few more months to finalize. We do have Google on record now confirming that as of yesterday, the Panda 4.2 update is still indeed rolling out. Gary Illyes also added that you can expect it to continue to roll out for some time, as Google originally announced. (Some images used under license from Shutterstock.com.)…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 25 readers -
  • Google Panda Update Coming In Upcoming Weeks

    At SMX Advanced, Google’s Gary Illyes announced that the next Panda update will happen in the upcoming weeks. He said maybe in the next two, or three, or four weeks. But the Panda algorithm will be updated in the near future. Gary said the algorithm isn’t necessarily changing but rather the data will be refreshed.

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Land- 40 readers -
  • Did Google Panda 4.0 Go After Press Release Sites?

    … Nine days ago when Google released Panda 4.0 - which aims to filter out "thin" content from top rankings - we focused our attention on the big Winners & Losers charts, Since then, some have noted that press releases may have also been hit big time. Using SearchMetrics, I looked at the top Press Release sites and checked if they lost any SEO…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO- 25 readers -
  • Google Begins Rolling Out Panda 4.0 Now

    … Google's Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that they have released version 4.0 of the Google Panda algorithm. Google's Panda algorithm is designed to prevent sites with poor quality content from working their way into Google's top search results. But didn't Google stop updating us on Panda refreshes and updates since they are monthly rolling…

    Barry Schwartz/ Search Engine Landin SEO Google- 55 readers -