crobb305 - 11:26 pm on Apr 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
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).