Sgt_Kickaxe - 1:03 pm on Mar 3, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 10:54 pm (utc) on Mar 3, 2013]
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I know this is nothing concrete or more than just speculation on my part, obviously, but I suspect we're going to have a Panda refresh in the next few days and that the data used for that refresh is being gathered right now.
Why? Because like with the past few Panda refreshes one of my sites has seen a massive crawl spike by Googlebot. The site didn't get more visits, it just had a WHOLE lot more data downloaded yesterday(6x normal) and the Googlebot responsible verified to the right IP address range so it wasn't likely being faked.
It's only done that, so far, when a Panda refresh was imminent.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 10:54 pm (utc) on Mar 3, 2013]