Panda 4.1 aka #27 is Out!


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Panda 4.1 aka #27 is Out!

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Google announced yesterday that the newest edition of Panda is out. It’s time for some wild speculation and a whole bunch of discussion.

Last Update Compared

So last time there was a Panda update, I focused on one of my sites that has a mixture of pages with tons of content, not so much content and also a mixture of the quality of content on both.

I also saw a pretty good boost in traffic from that update, though this time it seems to of even’d out a bit.

Example #1

I dropped 4 places on my 300 word page, that I’d hand written.

Example #2

I dropped 4 places & 3 places for the 2 keywords this page was targeting. It had close to 3,000 words that was written in pretty bad English by an eastern European writer.

Example #3

Despite the other drops, I actually got an increase in this one.

I gained an entire page onto the top 5 results on Page 1 for this keyword. Surprisingly this rise was from the Homepage, which had little or no unique content what so ever, as the site is a blog and just lists all the articles with excerpts taken.

Predicting Updates

We actually saw some massive movement at the start of the week with SERPWoo –

serpwoo

You can see all the bouncing around at the start of the week, and a more settled end to the last 2-3 days, which is supposedly when the update is to roll out.

Other, spammy niches saw a super bouncy week, e.g. Garcinia Cambogia –

garcinia

Though these kind of niches generally see a lot of movement, it was a bit more than that this month.

Surprisingly, a black hat site in the GC Niche actually seemed to get better after the last 2 days and jumped from #20 to #13. Then again, Updates don’t really affect black hat sites.. That’s just what Google want you to believe 😉

BH.C Even Saw A Rise!

In the last 2 days, we jumped from nowhere to Pages 3 and 5/6 for our 2 growing keywords –

bhc growth

We haven’t even built any links to the site and it  seems to be mostly stemming from this Panda update – Though we do have a pretty well put together landing page, and the Forums have custom written descriptions for each section. Meaning we have a ton of unique content across the site.

Conclusion –

It’s only been 2 days, let’s see how everything is and look at sites that have been hit.

Expect an update to this post within a few days.

Thanks for Reading –

I hope you enjoyed my post and got some info on the latest Panda update.

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I'm a UK based Search Engine Optimisation and Search Marketing Consultant. With over 5 years in the Search Industry, I'm hoping to build up God of SEO as a Dedicated Internet Marketing Blog with tons of Information for the Community to engage with.
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