I think from april 6th yes
Not sure about that.
Haven't seen any particular change in serps except:
- Some low quality MFA sites going up in the serps
- A generalized decrease in web traffic that happens every year the first days of April, mainly caused by people preferring to go outside instead of wasting time in front of a computer.
Have you checked the traffic from Google Images? Since April 6th there have been a significant decrease in visitors (50%! approx.) from Google Images (.com, .es, .com.mx...) on my sites and others...
Here in france, I didn't notice a significant change in people coming from google (april 6th and 7 was slightly above usual, 8 and 9 slightly below).
What I noticed though, is in google webmaster tools : stats for "search queries" are empty for april 6th (says 0, but I received clics from google that day).
And, the last few days, googlebot was crawling much more pages than usual (sometimes, crawling images too from the pages, which is strange).
But maybe it isn't related and is just a glitch.
Everyone keeps speculating that normal fluctuations are Panda.
You'll know when Panda hits because it will start PANDEMONIUM in the SERPs.
To check for Panda, simply find results that got hit hard in google.com and keep comparing that to your country's results. When you see google.com, .co.uk, .ca, .fr, .de, etc. all showing results similar to the Panda version of google.com results, you'll know you've been PANDOMIZED.
Until then... fluctuations as usual best I can tell
Actually I don't understand what Panda exactly is and I haven't noticed changes in my traffic in spanish.
The small website I own in english just had two daily spikes in january 26 (down) and march 17 (up). Nothing really strange.
I guess they won't roll out panda until they find some good partners in other regions.If they continue to promote their current partners like e-how, there will be a big backlash in Europe.
|What I noticed though, is in google webmaster tools : stats for "search queries" are empty for april 6th (says 0, but I received clics from google that day). |
same here, 1% of normal queries, traffic normal
|Actually I don't understand what Panda exactly is and I haven't noticed changes in my traffic in spanish. |
It's a site-wide penalty for sites that fit certain criteria.
Many commonly seen sites will plunge into nowhere, blogs, ecommerce sites. etc., for no apparent reason. Pretend you had a B&M business hit with a nuclear warhead, gone. POOF! Other junk that survives the blast zone will float to the top like cream although Google claims this is the junk they're trying to kill.
Seems to me its out in UK and CA now. Lost 15% of traffic from these sources.
|Seems to me its out in UK |
Probably is - down 10% since the 6th April- however may be normal ebb and flow given the nice weather.
I agree, if you're deliberating whether you're hit by Panda, then you are not. When you are hit, it's obvious like a punch in the face. Your traffic chart will show a clear drop.
However ..you may have no traffic drop ..( but others can have had clear drops or be in major flux ..or even have stabilised after drops or rises ..and you may not have noticed or the affects may not have hit the niches you watch )..so that fact that your site hasn't been hit ..does not mean that Panda hasn't been rolled out already in your area.
You only get a major drop if you were vulnerable ..or those who supplied most of your inbounds got hit ..and if those who were pushed up were numerous enough in your niches to displace large amounts of others .
Also, only a minority of sites get hurt by Panda. Your site may be helped when it hits your area. Look for a small but sustained increase in traffic - small because the gains are spread out over a lot more sites than the dramatic losses that we have analyzed over the past weeks.
And many sites just keep on plugging along after Panda hits their area. That's the way it's been for the majority of the sites I work with. Their traffic profile is not be in those query areas that are impacted very much. In fact, the SERPs for their most important query terms have barely jiggled, nothing noticeably different than the normal everflux.
I see what appears to be my pre-Panda rankings when looking at Google.es
Since there was such a large time lag between Panda in the U.S., and deployment in other countries, I wonder if we will see a different effect when it spreads (if it hasn't already). Many of us have been improving our websites for the past 6 weeks. So, it seems possible that as Panda spreads to other countries, websites that were significantly cleaned up during the interim might see less of ranking impact, particularly if the site was borderline to begin with and assuming Google uses the most recent data for input into the algorithm. For example, I see what appears to be my pre-Panda rankings on Google.es. I can't be certain that it isn't Panda using the most recent data from my improved site, and placing my site back where it should be. The cache date for my pages showing on Google.es is April 9.
Make sense? Possible? If so, it might offer a glimmer of hope for sites in the U.S. It seems to me that the algorithm would rank pages using the data it has available to it at the time of deployment (unless it carries a list of domains with it).
Official Google webmaster central blog: High-quality sites algorithm goes global, incorporates user feedback
As of today, Panda is live in English language SERPs across the world.
To avoid parallel and duplicate discussions, let's take further comments to this thread: Google PANDA rolls out WorldWide [webmasterworld.com]